Sunday, April 1, 2012

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Knoxville's 3rd Annual Great Cake Bake was this weekend.  The cake bake is held to benefit Knox County Imagination Library. For those of you unfamiliar with the Imagination Library program, it was founded by Dolly Parton and allows for every child in the state of Tennessee to receive one age-appropriate book in the mail every month from birth until five.  It is a wonderful program!  Anyone can enter the cake bake.  The cakes are judged in different categories and are also available for sale.  Although it is not a requirement, I wanted to make a cake based on a children's book.  I chose one of my childhood favorites that was sure to be bright and colorful.  This is the result!

I did not win any categories, but my cake was already sold when I arrived!  I was so happy to support such a great cause.  Both tiers are chocolate cake covered in fondant.  The letters are also fondant, and the tree is modeling chocolate.