Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Spider-Man Cake (for the second time!)

I made a Spider-Man themed cake for my daughter's birthday a few years back (I never figured out why she wanted a Spider-Man themed birthday party, since she knew nothing of Spider-Man at the time, but that's what she wanted, so that's what she got!), and I really thought that might be my only Spider-Man cake, until my son asked for one for his 5th birthday party last weekend. You can see the other cake by clicking here.

So here I was again, covering a cake in red fondant, and trying to make it a little different than the last time. I admit, I got a few ideas from the internet, and found a great template with a Spider Man face to help guide me along in my fondant cutting for Spider-Man's eyes.

If you want to make a Spider Man cake, really all you need is the following:

  • Rice Krispy recipe, made in a round bowl lined with plastic wrap (for Spiderman's head & face)

  • Black and red fondant (you can colour these yourself, but it's easier to buy them already coloured). I love Duff's fondant line for cakes, but many others will do just fine.

  • You may want blue, silver or yellow fondant to wrap the bottom cake in.

  • An 8" or larger cake to put the Spiderman head onto. You can make this or buy it.  I made a great recipe for chocolate cake with beets in it (click here for the recipe). The icing recipe is also below in the same link.

  • A small cake round or cardboard that you can cut to the shape Spiderman's head (it makes it easier if the Rice Krispy head cake is on a cardboard that can easily be lifted off the bottom cake to slice).

  • A LOT of time! Plan to spend a day on this cake. I started at 6:00pm and worked until 1:00 a.m., and I`ve had experience with fondant cakes.  So you may want to start at 8:00 a.m. and plan a day. Or bake the insides on one evening and make your vanilla icing, and then tackle the decorating the next evening.
Good luck with your Spider Man birthday cake!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

It's That Day Again! The day to bake a Galette des Rois (Cake of Kings)

This cake is so delicious, that I have been waiting all year long to make it again! Last year I posted the recipe here on this blog (it doesn't really suit my daily chocolate blog).

Galette des Rois is simple to make, yet so buttery and delicious. I don't have a crown, but perhaps I will make one out of chocolate. And find a figure to put in it....well, I better get to it! I'll post some pics later.  For now, feast your eyes on last year's Cake of Kings:

Click here for a recipe for Galette des Rois: