|The Surgeon General has found this cake to be super yummy!|
Even thought the can is basically cake-shaped, this was was still a challenge to make. Lots of templates to make to get all those details just right. We started by going to the store and buying an actual can of the stuff. It always helps to have a reference, but it was also helpful to have when making templates. We started by scanning the lid of the can and then enlarged it to our cake dimensions (16").
Once you have a scale template, then it gets easier to start making the individual components. Chaddy found images on the Internet to use to cut the Copenhagen logo and lettering using the Cricut, but we didn't fare so well on the words at the top of the can. Those we had to cut by hand.
The side label wasn't as tricky as we thought it might be. We used a hair dryer to heat the can and loosen the label. In about 5 minutes we were able to remove the label in one nice long piece. We scanned that too and just printed it out on edible image paper. We also used edible images for the couple's name and top on the lid.
|Edible "tobacco" made using coconut and food coloring|
As I was finishing the cake, I had the idea of making some edible tobacco. I soaked coconut in some brown food coloring for a while, and then put it out on a cookie sheet and put it in the oven on very low just to dry it out. I was really impressed at how "tobacco-y" it looked. We waited until we were a the venue and then sprinkled some around the edge of the cake board.
We delivered this to the Barn at the Fillauer Lake House. This cake looked right at home in that rustic barn