The first Sweet Element cake of 2010 required an all nighter on 1/1, but it was totally worth it! Inspired by the Travelocity gnome, this lil’ gnomie cake stood about 2′ tall & was my first cake competition entry for the 1st annual NYC Cake Convention. Since the competition was in NYC, I wanted to put this lil’ guy in a very NYC place that would be easily recognized, and thought that the subway platform would be perfect!
Even though he didn’t win, he’s still a winner in my book. Gnomie was made of alternating layers of chocolate & vanilla cake, filled & frosted with American buttercream. His rock & hat were made of rice krispy treats & the decoration was done in a combination of modeling chocolate, fondant & gumpaste. The Metrocard is made of chocolate.