We started out by talking about the different structural support that he uses and what we were using for the bunny cake. It was a pretty simple sculpted cake, but making the ears stand up required some hardware. Attached to the cake board were a male and female receptor to hold the PVC pipe vertically, and then wire was attached to the pipe with putty to form the ears.
We sliced his high-ratio (high fat content) vanilla cake and stacked it with Italian buttercream to make the head shape.
From this step we carved into the stack to shape the head, and then put a crumb coating of buttercream on to smooth the surface.
Next, he showed us his method for covering a cake in fondant and adding texture to make it look realistic.
We rolled out fondant to make the ears, eyes, mouth and nose, and he finished his with green grass.
His finished product.
My finished product.
Katie and Carlie with their bunny.
The whole crew!