So, one of our friends just had a birthday yesterday. I work with his girlfriend, and she expressed to me how special she wanted this birthday to be, because he's turning 30. She had an idea for a cake, and I ran with it. You see, the birthday man is a knife (and outdoor) enthusiast. In fact, he gave Rocket Scientist a very nice pocket knife for Christmas. So, it's very fitting that my friend wanted the cake to look like a knife.
Once I got home I started thinking about how it was going to come together and I decided that fondant was the best way to go for the deep colors I wanted. But having never used fondant before (and never liking the taste) I was a little hesitant. Then I remembered a previous convo I'd had with my friend at work about marshmallow fondant, which was easy and yummy to make. So that's what I went with.... Here's how the rest of it all came together! :)
Design: My rendition of a Kershaw pocket knife
Cake: Best Ever Chocolate Cake by Better Homes and Gardens
Chocolate Frosting: My Chocolate Frosting
Fondant: Marshmallow Fondant
here.) I should have followed my mother's advice of always doing a crumb coat...but I didn't. :( So my layer of frosting was a little...well....crumby...It's all good though because it got covered by fondant anyway though.