Introduction: Cow Cake Step by Step

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This cake i made 1 week ago, and I think it's one of the best i've ever made! If you think so too, please rate and vote for it!

This instructable is step by step, and shows  how to cut the cake-pieces into a cow :)

Unfortunately i managed to delete some images from covering and painting the cow, but I think you get it anyway!

The cake is covered with Marshmallowfondant 

I prefer to paint my cakes - the colors used were:
sugar-flaire colors thinned with vodka
"chestnut" for the body
"liquorice" for the hoof and nose-holes
a little bit "christmas red" for the nose and udder
"party green" for the cake board



Step 1: Layout

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search the internet for pictures of cows
laying on the ground - look closely on the anatomic.

It doesn't hurt to have a printed copy by your working space.


Step 2: Cutting the Body Parts

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cuts are Pink on the pictures
the numbers shall help you to find the right spot for the cut pieces.

bake
1 square pan : 24cm  x 24cm
1 square pan:  25cm  x 9cm
 of your favorite cake-recipe.

The pictures show you where to cut.

cut 3 layers out of your cake-pieces.



Step 3: Mix Your Favorite Frosting and Get Started

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place the cake pieces as shown on your cake board.
start frosting and layering.

Don't place the third layer of the Cake piece "2" yet

Step 4: Cutting More Body Parts

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now cut the third layer of piece "2" as shown on the pictures.


Step 5: The Head

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Take your second cake and cut the head ( piece 6 )

the crossed red line is where i cut wrong - please take the pink cut :)


Step 6: Body Filler

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cut from pieces "3" and "7" filler body parts as shown on the pictures.

3 makes a smooth back-line
7 the leg

the turquose coloured pieces are cut form cake remains you'll have.

sorry some pics missing from here :(

Step 7: Covering and Adding Texture

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unfortunately the covering pics are missing,

i covered it with one big sheet of marshmallow-fondant
this needs a little practise but is also very forgiving :)

add texture to the fondant by pinching it with your fingers - the turquose lines show you where to.

add a spine, the leg texture and on the head - especially the eye and nose-area
Poke some little holes with a toothpick at the nose-area

form some horns, dugs and ears.

when your done, it's time to paint the cake.
I used sugar-flaire colors thinned with vodka
"chestnut" for the body
"liquorice" for the hoof and nose-holes
a little bit "christmas red" with much vodka ;) for the nose and udder
"party green" for the cake board

Step 8: Paint the Details

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I used sugar-flaire colors thinned with vodka
"chestnut" for the body
"liquorice" for the hoof and nose-holes
a little bit "christmas red" - very thin! for the nose and udder
"party green" for the cake board

look at the pictures for details on eyes, udder, and ears

Step 9: Tadaaaaaa

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you're done!

It took me about 3 hours including cleaning the kitchen!

The bithday-child was very pleased -and so was I !

Comments

jasmyne1998 (author)2013-01-05

i am going to make this for my papaws 60 th birthday!!!!!

Mimikry (author)jasmyne19982013-01-06

Glad that you like the design!
Let me know, if you need help!

Pfarmkid (author)2012-11-01

Got to make one for my dad this would be great he has always jokingly asked for a cow cake

ChrysN (author)2012-05-25

Wow! That looks amazing.

mygibzone (author)2012-05-25

Fantastic job! I'm working on a cow cake as well, but mine doesn't look nearly as nice as yours. :)

mygibzone (author)mygibzone2012-05-25

I'm hoping to do an "ible" on it, but not sure I'll have time.

Mimikry (author)mygibzone2012-05-25

Thank you!
I'd like to see your cow cake as well!

jessyratfink (author)2012-05-25

That is super impressive. So many layers! Love that you didn't use crazy wood or foam supports. :D

Mimikry (author)jessyratfink2012-05-25

Thank you very much :)
I like to keep everything edible, otherwise you have to tell everyone, which part not to cut ...
I was a little concerned about the head, so i moved it as near to the body as possible - not anatomically correct, but no one seemed to care :)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-05-25

Best Cow Cake EVER!!! It is so adorable, I wouldn't want to eat it!

Mimikry (author)Penolopy Bulnick2012-05-25

Thank Moo :)
the cake was slaughtered and just a tiny bit of the head was left...

CatTrampoline (author)2012-05-25

Truly superb cake, and the instructions with numbered parts were very clear.

It got my vote.

Mimikry (author)CatTrampoline2012-05-25

Thank you very much!
after i managed to delete a HUGE part of all the pics i shot, the numbered parts were the only solution - but i think not the worst...

scoochmaroo (author)2012-05-25

You definitely need to enter this in the Make it Real Contest too!

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