Anyway, I took out my big block of snow-white fondant and began coloring portions of it with tiny amounts of paste food colorings to get the colors I needed. I did a pinkish-yellow for the family's heads, a tan for the dog and the cat, yellow for the baby's body and the mom's hair, black for the dog's body and ears, and blue and green for the parents' bodies. I used a paintbrush to apply color to the cat and add the dad's hair. I used a toothpick dipped in black food coloring to draw facial features on each figure. This was one fun cake to put together, and Kim's reaction when she came to pick up the cake proved that the two hours I spent this morning "creating" the fondant family was well worth the effort!
Here's a series of photos of how Jennifer's cake came together:
|Flowers under construction...|
|Cute little family, hanging out in the corner...|
|The finished product! Cute if I do say so myself!!!|