Now I just have to get the thing to Birmingham...
Some marbled fondant rocks and we're done:
You know those people who you love real real hard? One of mine is getting married and she's letting me make the groom's cake. The groom wants a German chocolate mountain cake to serve about 140.
Here's why I was nervous: You know that gooey coconut pecan stuff that goes on German chocolate cake? That stuff seems too slippery for a large, mountainous, stacked cake.
Once again, it was Mr. Cakeapotamus to the rescue. He built me another cake stand- this one was a manly round wooden base with a tall pvc pipe sticking up around which I could build the cake. Perfect.
So I baked and baked and baked. 30 eggs later, I had a bunch of cakes. I poked holes in the middles and stacked with with that gooey stuff in between each layer:
Next came the waterfall:
That's just plain buttercream. I had an idea... what if I mixed green buttercream with the coconut goo and used it to cover the rest of the cake? Let's find out:
Cool. Very rugged and mountainous.
What if I make some green royal icing, skewer a marshmallow, and pipe the icing onto the marshmallow to make trees?
Hmmm... let's airbrush this thing and add a little more green foliage: