This cake was definitely made b.c (before children). I remember seeing it in Martha Stewart Living and thought it was the most incredible, edible thing... ever. I just HAD to try and make it myself.
So, in April of 2000, I attempted this labor of love for my friend's birthday at work. The magazine gave step-by-step instructions for all of the fondant vegetables, and I seriously think it took me two solid weeks to make them all. It was unbelievably hard to find the right kinds of candy decorations & supplies at the time - chocolate rocks, green grass sprinkles, fondants and gel food colorings, etc. Plus, I'd never even worked with fondant before so there was quite a learning curve.
Not nearly as fabulous and perfect as Martha's, but it was a major baking achievement for me and certainly a hit around the office. (Sorry about the pixelated photos - shot with early digital photography at too low of a resolution. Bummer.)
|Lettuce, red cabbage and cauliflower|
|Carrots and radishes|
|Center fountain with floating lily pads|
|Artichokes and rhubarb|
|Tomatoes, yellow bell peppers and watermelons|