The inside of the trunk was formed by a peanut butter granola bar to give it shape and texture.
The next thing I worked on was the books. For the books I rolled colored fondant out and cut them into rectangles. Then I made thick white rectangles and put them inside the colored fondant to make the pages of the books.
In order to stick the dollars to the branches I melted chocolate and stuck them on to the branches. The branches where made out of wire in the middle and chocolate fondant on the outside. And then the cake was all done but there was one more thing…we had to get it to the fair. While we were in the car to drop it off it was such a hot day that the chocolate that was keeping the branches and leaves up was starting to melt. But it was a good thing that we decided to put the cake in a laundry basket to carry it to the fair! The sides were just right so I could rest my hands on it.
When the 18th came we were right there at the fair and when we saw that blue ribbon, I knew it was all worth it.
I want to say a special “THANK YOU” to Mrs. Hack for teaching me how to do all these things. I had not really used fondant before and she taught me how to do this. She is a really good teacher and she makes amazing cakes!