Call of Duty Black Ops Game Birthday Cake
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The Story behind this Cake
The Call of Duty Cake was a request from my best friends son Jack, who was celebrating his 11th Birthday.
Jack requested a cake in the theme of COD and was happy with whatever I could create, as long at it had bullets..!!
My inspiration for the design was to work around a camouflage cake, try not to have too much black fondant, and have the important items like a gun, grenade, bullets etc.
My first step was to talk to my son Jake (who loves this game as well) and work out what gun to make. Jake searched online for me and found a picture of the gun named (Sally) used in the game.
I then printed out a small pictures of the gun, a grenade, and the Call of Duty Logo. This gives me a template for each topper, so that I can get the proportions/size right for each item.
I then roll out thick fondant and cut out the base shape, this gives me the foundation to work on, I then start adding layers and textures to make the toppers more realistic.
The grenade is shaped more by hand out of brown fondant (using the template as a guide) and I then added little squares of fondant to achieve the right look of a grenade. The bullets are hand rolled and shaped and left to dry hard.
I try and make all my toppers a week before the cake is required, this allows good drying time. Once dry, I give them a spray of colour with my airbrush machine.
The cake itself was a white chocolate & caramel mud cake with caramel ganache filling. I then covered the whole cake in chocolate ganache, I like to use ganache on all my cakes rather than buttercream.
The cake was then completely covered in the camouflage fondant. To make the camouflage effect fondant I used 4 colours of fondant, cream, brown, green and black. I first rolled out a base of colour of cream and then added small blobs of the different colours in random places and kept rolling the fondant smooth until I had enough to cover the entire cake. Once the cake was covered, I added some more colour with the airbrush using a brown & bronze sheen (using Americolours) to give it a brown dirty rugged colour effect.
Jack absolutely loved his cake, and I'm sure I'll be making more cakes like this for the COD aficionado's out there….
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