Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fiddler on the Roof

A few days ago my husband sat down to check email on our computer only to find that our 7+ year old computer had quietly slipped away earlier in the day. It lasted longer than I ever thought it would. While we search for a replacement I have learned how to do all kinds of things on my phone, including posting on the blog.

I made this cake for a local high school drama production of, you guessed it, Fiddler on the Roof.

It took me awhile to figure out how to make the house tier. I wanted the top tier to nestle amongst the roof tops.
I began the house tier by stacking up the cake layers without frosting. Then I carved out the houses.
After the carving was complete, I restacked the layers with the frosting.
The top tier snuggled in nicely. Any gaps that were left between the top tier and the roof tops were easily covered by the piped roof shingles.
For the fiddle shape on the bottom tier I made a stencil out of parchment paper and filled it in with the brown frosting. Then I hand cut the black accent pieces out of fondant.

The entire cake design was based on the student drawn promotional poster.
The whole design was topped off with a fiddler silhouette, of course, and music notes.

I must end this post with a small disclaimer. Please pardon any spacing, or other type of error. I will fix them as soon as my new computer is up and running. Thank you for your patience.