Another Oktoberfest for my husband, another opportunity to try new techniques on a cake!
For our Oktoberfest party this year I decided on making Black Forest Cake (rich chocolate cake with cherry filling). I just bought a cake decorating airbrush and wanted to experiment with it a little more. I painted a fondant covered plastic pipe anchor for the handle of the stein and the fondant frosting with several colors (gold, yellow, and brown). I thought that would give it a nice speckled antique look. I hand piped our families crest and shield on the Stein (next time I would use royal icing). I wanted the butter cream frosting on top to look frothy, so I took a torch to it. Wasn't quite sure how that would work out, but it turned out great!