Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Man in Black

Here he is! The Man in Black, himself - well, tiny and made out of fondant but still Johnny Cash. My friend Laura has been a huge Cash fan for years - even before the movie came out and made him so popular with the kids these days. So, for her birthday, I made a simple round cake decorated with a chocolate record. I made the record label and the figure out of fondant.

"I fell in to a burning ring of fire
I went down,down,down
and the flames went higher.
And it burns,burns,burns
the ring of fire
the ring of fire."

Here is a close up of Johnny. I was worried that he looked a little bit too much like Fat Elvis, but oh well. The Sun Records label could have been smoothed out on the side (dang camera catches every little imperfection) but I just ran out of time.
This was my first time working with fondant. It was fun but I definitely need more practice :)
The cake was a hit, anyway, and we had fun playing Karaoke Revolution until 2 AM.
Happy Birthday, Laura!


Laura! said...

Johnny Cash is the only JC I need! And I love him.

That cake was fucking awesome.
He looked like later life Johnny Cash. And the Sun Record was sweeeeeet.

The cake was tasty as well. But it is hard for me to concentrate on that when there is a Johnny Cash on top of it looking rad.

Oh, I love him.

I also love karaoke.

Emily said...

that's good practice for the awesome gold and blue cake you are going to make for my birthday so I don't have to shell out like $1000 for a cake.

That was also a pretty fun party. I'm glad Laura enjoyed it.