A western themed cake for a special boy turning 7

I was honoured to be asked to a birthday cake I have done for a few years now, this time the birthday boy would be turning 7 and he was keen to get involved in the design of his cake.  We had a chat over the telephone and he explained he would like a western cake with two cowboys having a duel with one cowboy on a horse and this cowboy was the one to be shot by the other cowboy.  After explaining I wouldn’t be able to actually get the cake to act out the scene but that I would do my best to create this idea the cake order was booked in.

The cake was a chocolate two tier cake made with chocolate frosting filling.  The bottom tier was an 8” square and the top tier was a 6” square.  The cakes were covered in ready roll icing coloured beige/sandy to create a desert effect.  The cowboys and horse were made from icing mixed with tylo powder to strengthen and harden it as tylo powder helps the models keep their shape and structure.  They also had cocktail sticks inside with lolly pop sticks going into the cake to keep them in place.  I had ordered some edible printing with the birthday message on and some cowboy designs which were added to the cake.  I then made some cacti and grass from green coloured icing to finish off the design.

Western theme
Western theme

I heard back from the birthday boy that he had loved his cake and had a fantastic birthday.  Who knows what challenge I will be set next year!

To see the cake I made last year click here and for the year before click here.

 

Put 'em up!
Put ’em up!
Ride 'em cowboy!
Ride ’em cowboy!