A customized cake can mean the difference between an average event and a truly enjoyable one. When the cake recipient loves to deer hunt, make him or her a deer hunting-themed cake. Craft a detailed hunting scene atop a sheet cake or a three-dimensional sculpted cake to bring a passion for hunting to life.
Decorated Sheet Cake
Purchase a basic sheet cake or bake your own; decorate the sheet cake with a deer hunting theme. Take a hunting photograph and have it printed onto rice paper; affix to the top of the sheet cake. Use a hunting cake kit to decorate the cake top in coordinating colors and images, such as small plastic trees and deer to create a woodland scene. Use different colors to create a natural scene, such as greens and browns for the ground and blue to create a river or stream running through the cake top.
Bake cupcakes in a favorite flavor and arrange them in the basic shape of a deer or a deer's head. Shape the cupcakes to make a deer head mount. Use different colors and types of frosting to create a deer, frosting the grouping of cupcakes together as if they were a single cake. Color the background brown like the wall mount, and then decorate the deer's head over the top for a distinctive deer hunting cake.
Find a deer-themed cake mold if possible, but if not, use one of the commercially available similar molds. Create a cake with a lamb mold, and then add decorations to make the cake look like a deer rather than a lamb. Create antlers from craft wire, and then wrap them in brown fondant to customize your deer-hunting cake. Frost the cake in coordinating colors and add frosted grass or flowers around the base of the cake.
Sculpted deer hunting cakes can take on different shapes depending on the recipient's interest. Create a cake shaped like a hunting cap, a bright-orange vest, a bullet or a shotgun shell, a deer stand, antlers, an animal shape like a deer head or an entire deer or even a hunting dog. Bake the cake with a heavier cake batter so that it will support the shape and weight of the design. Decorate the sculpted cake according to the design.
- "The Cake Decorator's Motif Bible"; Sheila Lampkin; 2007
- "The Cake Decorator's Bible"; Angela Nilsen; 2000
- Photo Credit deer image by Henryk Olszewski from Fotolia.com
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