8.06.2009

Cakes and Things

For Drew's birthday she wanted a Polka Dot theme. Unfortunately the only place we could incorporate the theme was in the food, particularly the cake. I made a simple box cake, the funfetti one to be exact, because it looked like polka dots when you cut it, covered it with a simple buttercream icing, mixed my marshmallow fondant, colored it, then cut and applied the dots by brushing the tiniest bit of water on the back to make it glue together.
Have you read this?

If not get this book, make this cake and eat it while you read it. The book is great and the cake will take care of your chocolate cravings you get from reading it.
The only thing I did differently was make two cakes each in a 9 inch round spring form pan. Layered a cake, ganache, cake, ganache and frosted the outside as well and put it in the fridge to let the ganache set. It tasted better the day after so let it sit in the fridge overnight and take it out as soon as you're ready to serve it. This cake is SO rich that each person only needs a sliver and a glassful of milk! I really only had to do one cake but I love the layered look and didn't want to chance cutting it in half and having the whole cake fall apart on me. Also to get your cakes, brownies, bread loafs anything you bake in a pan to come out nice and clean make pan release. It has a long shelf life so save the leftovers of your pan release in an air tight container in your cupboard and use it till it's gone.

8 comments:

IWA (e - va) said...

Holy Smokes, that cake looks deadly! LOL!

I remember the movie that came out like 10 years ago, but never saw it! Now i'll have to read that book AND bake that cake! Thanks Im getting excited!

Mackenzie and Breana said...

The polka dot cake is so cute. They look like bottle caps.

Nikki said...

i love the cakes. i can't wait to try making the chocolate cake. i went to borrow chocolat from our library and it was already checked out. i was really mad! now what am i going to read while i am camping for a week?

iMaLLheaRt said...

I love the cakes! Makes me wish I had an oven to bake a cake!

Cari said...

cute, cute polka dot cake! and the chocolate cake looks sooo good! :)

Stephanie Yamashita said...

Did Drew just love her cake? I am so happy that my girls are such great homemakers!!!! Yea!!

The Boyd's said...

I love the polka dot cake!!! I really do. Elijah has been into food network shows about cakes lately and his professional opinion is that it looks perfect!

stef j. said...

you inspired me!!

i'm going to make addi a star birthday cake now with the marshmallow fondant recipe.

cross your fingers for me ...

 
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