I've been asked to make an Eagle Scout cake for a friend's son and other Scouts all getting their Eagle Scout Award in January. This is Jacob's old Pack and Troop before we moved away 4 years ago.
After showing them a few cakes I could possibly make, we narrowed the field down to two. One of them involved two square cakes and an Eagle on the top made (see the cake made by Cake Central Member klbright here) of rice krispie treats (aka RKT.) I figured there's no time like the present to practice that Eagle. The bottom two cakes would be a breeze.
Here we go.
Look, it's GONZO!
Gonzo was covered in brown and white homemade marshmallow fondant. Then my daughter and I made the individual feathers using leaf cutters and a cutting tool.
Isabel draws the "mouth" with a food color pen.
Here Isabel uses the tool to striate the cutouts, making them look like feathers rather than leaves.
He's kind-of squat. This was using only one batch of rice krispies. I will most likely use two, to make him taller and thinner.
I tried working with luster powder, but it kind-of failed. He just looks like someone punched his eye. Tee hee. This is why I practice.
Bye Bye Gonzo. Om nom nom!