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Monday, October 6, 2008

Upcountry history museum pig birthday cake

Saturday October 4, 2008 was the Upcountry History museum's 1st birthday celebration. They have 3 pig statues in the museum and wanted me to recreate one in cake for the birthday party. He was a lot of fun and a lot of work. My brother built the structure from wood and styrofoam for his legs and belly. From his bottom jaw up, he is carved vanilla cake. We covered it with fondant and airbrushed it with food coloring. The board was covered with royal icing to resemble the mud that the pigs are walking through. Before it was delivered, we carved a potato to get the shape of the bottom of a hoof and made foot prints in the mud. I was told that he was a huge hit and everyone really like him. I didn't get to stay for the party and my brother said he was glad he didn't see him get cut up and eaten. We put some long hours in to get him done, but he was cake and I'm glad he was enjoyed both to look at and taste!