I am sure you are wondering what is a rock party? Well we made this one up. The idea started off as a trip to an indoor rock climbing centre and it just grew from there. Then we just went crazy and could not stop with the rock theme ideas! Here's what we came up with:
DIY Pet Rock craft activity
Indoor Rock Climbing Centre
Cold Rock Ice Creamery
Rock themed party food
Rock themed favour bag
'Pile of Rocks' birthday cake
The birthday cake was my favourite! Here's how to recreate my 'pile of rocks' birthday cake.
You will need to purchase (or bake!) a dense-weight cake that is suitable for 'sculpting'. I bought a caramel 'mud cake' from the Cheesecake Shop.
With a sharp knife carve out rocks / boulder shapes from the cake. It's a good idea to create various shapes and sizes of cake rocks! This also means there won't be too much waste.
Next step is to create the marbled fondant. First created separate fondant colours - dark brown, light brown and grey. Then mix / twist each of these coloured fondants with some white fondant, creating a 'marble' effect. Roll out the fondant ready to cover the 'cake rocks'.
Covering the 'cake rocks' with the fondant is a little tricky. Choose a 'good side' of the fondant to be displayed as the rock face. Mould the fondant closely around the 'cake rocks' until all covered and then gather and seal on the under side of the 'cake rock'. Assemble on a plate or cake stand like a pile of rocks!