Are you thinking what i am thinking? The cow looks like a cross breed between a cow and a pig right? LOL!
I want to thank my flickr pal, [Schmish] for helping me with the cake structure. She was so sweet to draw out the cake structure for me so i can have a clearer idea what i should be doing for a 3D standing cow cake and she was also patient enough to entertain all my silly questions about DIY. I am really not a diy person and neither is my husband (20 years of marriage and i've never seen him hold a power tool before or a normal non-electric saw...) and i have absolutely no clue how to use a power tool either. I showed my husband her drawing and he said he can do it. So, he helped me out with the cake structure, however, he insisted that the 'legs' shouldn't be that long cos cow doesn't have long legs and to trust his judgement... But just as i expected, the 'legs' he provided weren't long enough and i ended up with a short-legged cow..LOL! And the 'legs' were UNeven in length too! I had to hide the legs (or pretend the legs to be covered with tall grass!). With my not so great cake sculpting skill coupled with his less than satisfactory diy skill, my cow at certain angle looked like a pig!.
Nevertheless, I had fun making this cake...i had a lot of first time with this cake..lol! First time i made a structure for a cake, and first time used airbrush and first time i 'steamed' my cake. Before i 'steamed' (like Cake Boss) my cake to give it a shine, the airbrushing looked better, but after i 'steamed' it, the airbrushing looked much darker..and quite patchy! My lesson, never steam airbrush cakes until i have mastered the art of airbrushing first. I know i'm suppose to practice on a piece of paper first but i didn't..i just went hands-on with it! :p This is not a paying cake, so i get to 'experiment' right?
Happy Birthday Hannah! Hannah is born in the year of cow, hence she requested for a cow cake. :D