Aghhhh.. I'm so behind on my blog! ..too busy lately! So two weeks ago was my big bro's Birthday. He was just having a small family gathering at my mom's and told me to keep his cake 'simple'. (Yeah Right!) I remembered him asking me back in November about doing a 'snowmobile' cake. I sort of laughed it off at the time.. but when the time came I knew that's what I had to do (even though I'm pretty sure he forgot all about it).
I decided to make a fondant replica of his snowmobile, so I had his girlfriend send me a picture of it. I stared at the pic for days.. pretty sure I had bitten off more than I could chew ;) ..Finally I just started playing with the black fondant.. and two days later I had something I was pretty happy with but it needed detail. I attempted to re-create the decals on the sled using cut up Wilton Sugar Sheets. (I wanted everything to be edible!) I envisioned the snowmobile in a wintery scene.. in the woods. So I made evergreen trees out of sugar cones and piped on green icing. Then I dusted them with powdered sugar. I loved how they turned out - they looked real! I frosted the cake 'rustic' style (to look like snow).
When I asked my brother what flavor cake he wanted, he responded with two words - 'chocolate and peanut butter', so I went with dark chocolate fudge cake and peanut butter filling. The cake is frosted in white buttercream. It was yummy.. my sister even ate one of the trees! :)