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Gun and Garden Birthday Cake - Guest Post By: Michal (

There are many cake lovers, makers, bakers and even eaters in the growing community of sweets, each with his own style and technique. I find it more than enriching to interact and meet those talented artists, perhaps grow a small community of "cakers", so appropriately called. That's why I'm happy to meet Eftychia, she sweetly (no pun intended) agreed to do a post swap. Her initial guest post on my site was a unique take on the art of mosaic pieces. This was a great start for our hopefully continual cake-ship!

Now, I give back what I like to call- Gun and Garden.

The world of gardening, shooting and those things unfamiliar became just the very opposite when I had to come up with a cake for He who likes both. Yes, my father in-law was having a Birthday and I was making the cake. I wanted to practice my patience and decided to make some gum paste figures.

I painted the fence with cocoa powder and water paste. Therest of the details on top were made with gum paste- fondant dough (about 1part fondant to 2 parts gum paste). The garden soil is coffee grounds with aslab of brown painted underneath to make sure it is solid brown.
Michal Marie Cake Designer:


  1. Oh my goodness, the little veggies are fantastic :) This is an ace cake!

  2. WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous! I am continually amazed and the cakes I have seen decorated on your blog. Its fun to see these guest posts too. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. What a clever cake! So much detail....

  4. This looks awesome! There's so much detail it's insane, I love it :)

  5. www.cowboycountryvegetarian.blogspot.comNovember 6, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    Thanks for sharing. The cake is so cute!

  6. You're very creative and talented! The cake looks awesome :)

  7. You're very creative, this cake is sooo.... cute.

  8. Thanks for sharing Eftychia! Glad to meet more people in the "cake world"! Thanks for liking, everyone!

  9. This is a wonderful cake. Lots of attention to detail-especially all those little veggies. Cool theme as well. Thanks Efty for having Michal, she is talented. Hope you both had a great weekend!

  10. Okay, I know I say this to each one of your cakes, but this has to be the cutest one I've seen! It instantly put a smile on my face! :)

  11. Incredible talent and how creative!

  12. That cake is so cute! I love the mini veggies and fruits!

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