Monday, September 26, 2011
Massey Ferguson Tractor Grooms Cake
Can't say how much I enjoyed this project - for so many reasons! It was a challenge to sculpt all the elements - loved that part, but even more than that was the meaning behind the cake. This cake and the individual elements on it meant so much to the Groom-to-be that it was truly touching - I so enjoyed meeting with both he and his fiance when discussing their ideas for this cake - what a wonderful couple! :) This cake was made to honor the Groom's Father who passed away several years ago - in addition to selling Massey Ferguson tractors, Dad loved farming and the two of them spent lots of time out in the fields working together. This cake was meant to be a "snapshot" of time spent together and a way for the Grooms' Father to be a visual presence at their rehearsal dinner. They requested red velvet cake with vanilla buttercream icing, the road and field were chocolate buttercream with oreo cookie crumbles to resemble dirt. I hand formed all the figures, the GMC truck and the Massey Ferguson tractor using fondant/gum paste using photos supplied by the Groom.