Friday, February 21, 2014

Because Everyone Needs a Zebra Print Octopus Cake




The Association of Zoo Veterinary Technicians commissioned me to make a cake for their conference held at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward.  
Their logo has a zebra on it and they since they were spending their week at ASLC they decided on a zebra print octopus :)
This creature took me about 22 hours to make. I wanted to look as realistic and in proportion as possible.  To do that and not have a 6 foot cake base, I designed the arms to swirl around each other so that they would fit on a 2.5 foot board.
All of my cakes are from scratch so it was easy to make it a zebra print on the inside too. Everything you see is cake and fondant except for a couple of the places where the arms are in the air. Since they need to stand up, those were made with rice krispie, covered in chocolate, and then the fondant. And as usual, it was all hand carved. 

2 comments:

COCO JZ said...

You are seriously talented. Damn.

The Moon Muse said...

Thanks so much Coco! I really enjoy myself when I am working on these cakes. I just get in my zen zone and go. Next thing I know is it 5 am and it only seems like a couple of hours have passed.