The cake was supposed to be parrot with palm trees and a waterfall. I admit, I went a little ( or a lot) overboard with the details, but I soooo enjoyed it! ( Rach and Matt, I hope you can forgive me!) :-)
So, I started with the actual cake first, then I went to work on the parrot.
I have never made a waterfall from fondant before, but the ones I've seen always looked too stiff for my taste, just marbleized fondant in blue. I wanted it to look more realistic. So, I printed pictures of waterfalls. Real ones.
And here is the cake:
Here are some details:
That is the back. I am mighty proud of these palms. Yes, I looked at real pictures for these too.
Some more details again:
This is a side view:
How about that parrot you would ask? Coming right up!
And here he is:
I had so much fun coloring him too!
And I named him...Rico. I know, I know,don't say anything. :-) I don't name all of the cakes I make, duh! :-)
He is a bit of a show off, so he'll turn around for you:
I'm a sucker for birds. It just comes so naturally when I start making them! You probably remember my Firebird cake?
Unfortunately, as it happens with most of the cake decorations I make, I couldn't see the finished cake, but if someone at the bakery remembered to take a picture for me, I'll definitely show you how it looked like.
I hope you enjoyed my little parrot story as much as I did making it!
P.S: What about the Fondant Mom from the title? Oh, yeah! I almost forgot, my daughter started calling me Fondant Mom. :-) Cute, right?