Civil War cake
by Joseph Pelot
(New Market, MD, USA)
Civil War Cake
This cake was made by my fiancé for a reenactor friend turning 60. Altogether, she used 7 yellow cake mixes. Three for the base and four for the kepi and canteen. She used colored fondant all over. Everything including the Virginia belt buckle and infantry buttons on the sides are edible. We used Skulpy clay to form the molds for the buckle and buttons and pressed colored fondant into them.
The kepi is yellow cake with grey fondant for the hat, black fondant for the strap and hat bill and the buttons are black fondant with edible gold dust.
The canteen is yellow cake with brown fondant for the wood, individual pieces cut out of different colored fondant. The strap is pressed white fondant. The buckles and buttons are painted with edible gold dust.