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Sky King Cake

Sky King TV show cake

I made this Sky King cake for my brother’s birthday and I made the cardinal cake on the other side for my sister-in-law’s birthday.  I wanted to do something special for each of them for their birthdays so I made this two-sided cake.

My brother loves airplanes and likes to watch Sky King. Sky King was a Television show  and radio show from the 1950’s.   The star of the show was named Schuyler “Sky” King. He was a rancher and aircraft pilot in the 1930’s west.  He used his plane Songbird to capture outlaws and find lost hikers in Arizona.  Songbird was a Cessna 310B.  In addition, his ranch was called the Flying Crown Ranch near Grover, Arizona.  The flying crown is painted onto the airplane. 

In addition, I made the airplane using fondant / gumpaste and painted it with edible powdered colors. The white of the plane was painted with liquid gel paint.

Moreover,  this red cardinal cake is on the other side of the Sky King cake  She really likes cardinals and the color red so I made this cake for her. Also, this cake was inspired by a cake made by Confection Deception. I made the cardinal from fondant / gumpaste. The little red flowers are fondant. I painted the red cake by painting on layers of red gel color mixed with vodka and red color powder applied on after that.  The red cake on top draws out the red of the cardinal and helps make the cardinal the focus of this side of the cake.  The balls on top could have been truffles or chocolate spheres, but since they were only needed for decoration, they were fondant covered styrofoam balls.

Here’s a link to other cakes I have made.