Anyway, back to the cake. My mom loves her koi and her ponds, so I wanted that to portray into her cake. Sadly, I don't have the "making of" the cake pictures, because they were on my Samsung Impression, which fell in the toilet.... sad day. The cake, though, was a white cake and consisted of 7 cakes. Yes, 7. I made my own icing and filled each layer and wrapped it all in a thin layer so the cake itself would not dry out. Then the piping began, first with the water feature, then the grass. While I was doing this, my boyfriend created the water lilies, koi, and foliage.All of these were created from fondant, which I had made myself (none of that Wilton ready-made fondant I read so many bad reviews of).
The flagstone and random rocks that decorated the edges of our pond were created by my brother and myself earlier in the project. I created the marbled stone, and he created some of the grey stones and all of the baked beans looking ones, haha. Those too were made from my home-made fondant.
"Where did you guys get this?!!?" she first exclaimed.
"Buy it? We MADE it!" I said.
She loved it even more. She didn't even want to cut into it. While we all sat and ate cake, everyone told me how delicious it was. There was so much cake though (remember it took 7 cakes to make this), my dad had actually take majority of it to work with him (truck driver). When he came home he said everyone had devoured it and said it was great.
So, all in all I think my first theme cake was a success. Everyone loved my icing and said my cake was very moist, and everyone said it was beautiful. To this day, whenever I create a cake, my mom compares it to this one, most of the time saying hers was best. =]
Note: This cake took from approximately November 17th-20th to create.