Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Armadillo Groom's Cake

Now I must have seen Steel Magnolias at least a dozen times, but I have never been asked to do an armadillo cake... until now!

I carved the cake and covered it with fondant, and used my clay tools to make the lines and the armadillo plates.  Then I used oval cutters to make the scales.  I dry brushed the whole thing with dove gray petal dust to give it a more natural look.

When we delivered this to the Grand View Hotel, we ran into the bride and groom and they were both super psyched about their cute little armadillo cake.

Thanks for stopping by and everyone have an excellent week!!


  1. This is so stinking cute Jenniffer!!!!

  2. Wow, Jenniffer, compliments dear!

  3. This is soo realistic!!! Great job! Is it airbrushed on?

  4. @faithy - I didn't use the airbrush, I actually used a big brush and drybrushed the fondant with petal dust. The darker color settles in the cracks and the shallow cuts made for the scales. I used the same technique to make his nose area pink. Just like putting on makeup!

  5. OMG I LOVE THAT SCENE IN STEEL MAGNOLIAS!! this is a dream cake for me to make too... hopefully one day i will get the chance to make it!

    great to hear you use clay tools in your production work.

    this cake is AMAZING. we don't really have groom's cakes so much here in Canada but maybe it's time to start the trend!!

  6. Wowww this is such a cool cake hehe, it reminds me of that episode of friends where ross dresses as the holiday armadillo hehe

  7. @ALL - Thanks for all the wonderful comments; glad you liked it!

    @Math Tutor - No, that's the one spot where we strayed from the Steel Magnolias formula. It was carrot cake - YUM!

  8. perfect! great job...I'm hoping it was red velvet!

  9. I love that movie! What a great replica

  10. Very cute! I recently made one too, and it was actually pretty fun to make. You can see mine here: http://frostedfantasies.blogspot.com/2010/05/is-for-armadillo.html


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