I’ve Finally Lost My Head!!
I did this cake for my twin daughter’s 15th Birthday. We were going into Sleepy Hollow and they wanted something “in theme” I looked at lots of cakes for ideas but everything seemed “too dark” so I found a way to incorporate the theme and also use their favorite colors. I’m just so happy with how it turned out. AND that it survived a 40 minute car ride on a twisty turny bumpy highway to get there! I used Colette Peter’s White Cake recipe because while it has a nice flavor it is also dense enough to support all this fondant. I was somehow out of my usual cake supports so cut wooden dowels to size for each layer. I also added 3 different fillings. The top layer has Nutella, the middle lemon curd and the bottom is homemade crab apple jelly from our orchard. I piped the horseman onto a circle of yellow candy melts and added a fondant jack o’ lantern head. I don’t think it would have fallen without, but I put a toothpick behind to support the topper “just in case”