We received a call from a very thoughtful wife, Melissa a few weeks ago. She was throwing a surprise party for her husband, Jorge. Jorge is an avid wine lover, he even has 3 wine refrigerators for his favorites bottles.
The shape, color, label and all the details had to be exact. This was to be the highlight of the party. She sent us a picture of the label. The wine was a very exclusive and unique french wine, produced in limited quantities. I used 12 layers of chocolate cake with chocolate truffle filling in between each layer, then convered with chocolate ganache. For the top of the bottle I used modeling chocolate to complete the shape of the bottle. Then, I covered the cake with black fondant and I used burgundy fondant for the top. The label was printed out in edible paper, cheese was made out of rice krispies treats, covered with fondant and airbrushed. The Bottle opener was made out of gum paste and the base was covered with fondant, textured and airbrushed to give that real look of wood.
When Mayu's Cakes delivered the wine bottle cake, Melissa was so impressed with our work and couldn't have been any happier. The following day she emailed us saying that her husband absolutely loved the cake, that he couldn't believe the bottle was the actual cake and the cheese slice was rice krispies cereal inside. Delicious!