I created a bike rider cake for a friend who is into cyclocross. This provided me with #1, the opportunity to learn what that is, and #2, create the world’s cutest little fondant biker man!! Isn’t he adorable?!
I baked a few rounds of chocolate cake, stacked two together, and then proceeded to cut and stack the rest. Then came the crumb coat, and, can I just say… this was the crumbiest of all crumb coats! The chocolate cake I used was so moist and fresh that it was literally impossible for me to make a clean coat. In fact, in the photo below, it looks like cookies and cream frosting!
Then came the time to lay the fondant. I absolutely stink at covering cakes with fondant. I would love to practice or something, but it is way too expensive. So I just always roll it out and hope for the best! In this particular case, it didn’t really matter, because it was supposed to be textured anyways. But still. I wish I could be better.
Once the fondant was laid down, it was time to create the path. I painted a bit of piping gel up the hill and sprinkled graham cracker crumbs over the top. Ta-da!