What does the Fox say?
I’ve no idea. I still haven’t seen that video or even heard the song. (That’s what it is, right… a music video thingy? See… told you I don’t know what’s going on.)
This cake has nothing to do with that. (Wull, except that it has foxes on it and all… but yeah, ok… moving on.)
THIS was actually a baby shower cake, made for one of of my sister-in-laws and her hubby. (‘Cause the McGreevy family likes to turn baby showers into a good ol’ fashioned cocktail party… at night, with great food, drink, the men invited, and presents to be opened at a later date.) What can I say? They ARE Irish. 😉
Alright, so why “fox” you ask? (Just pretend you’re asking, k?) Wulp, Sarah (my lovely SIL) has always said (since long before she met her man, btw) that someday, if she ever has a baby boy, she’ll name him Francis Xavier. “Francis” being my FIL’s name… and she just thought Xavier was kinda cool. Those initials, FX, said as a word, sound a bit like “Fox”. So her maybe-someday son was to be nicknamed… wait for it…. Fox. (Which, incidentally, we are all kind of in love with.)
Well, MOST of us, anyway.
See, since then, she’s gone and fallen for, married, and gotten knocked up by the love of her life, Mike.
And Mike isn’t sold.
And that’s where the current status remains… Sarah’s still got that sweet bambino in her belly (umm, whose gender is yet, unknown, btw), and Mike has not nearly signed off on the name “Fox”. (Plus, there’s been whisperings of him maybe kindo’ sorto’ wanting a “junior” if this sweet pea DOES come out a little man).
So, what’s a good Italian sister-in-law to do? (That’s be me, btw.) Make her a fox or two… or three, on top of her celebration cake… just in case her hubby doesn’t come to see the light.
And if there were some subliminal messages sent to Mike through the making and sharing of this particular cake… well then, so be it.
‘Cause, you know… girls gotta do what girls gotta do. 😉 Xx
Video up above on how I went about making the birch tree tiers.
Some progress shots of making the fox…
Tools I used.
All made of modeling chocolate…
Making the pine needles, here. I cut little mod choc strips, added a little line down the middle and then painted them with dark green and a little touch of white.
(But if you can get the green the right color without painting it, that’d work too.)
I added clear sanding sugar to help represent “winter” along with the mod choc berries that I painted a deep red.
And I dusted the mama and baby fox with some pink petal dust in spots to “warm” them up a bit.
‘Cause what are we in this life, if not “warm”. 😉 Xx