So my super talented friend Adriana of Flur pastries ( http://www.flurflavorfirst.com ) and I created our first collaborative cake to welcome our friend's new baby boy Brody. Adriana whipped up a delicious chocolate cake with fresh banana buttercream, and I got to do the fun part- the decorating!
The elephant was harder to make than it looks. Sculpting the trunk from the same piece as the head so there were no seams took a few tries. Plus getting the trunk to stand out from the face and not droop down was another challenge- which was overcome by inserting a toothpick and lots of support while it dried.
Here is adorable wee Brody next to his special cake. I think the cake weighed more than him.