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09 February 2012

It's a Bird! It's a Plane!

It's sooo FLUFFY!!!

Haha!  Do you have any guesses what the themes of the two cakes this past week were?  I'll wait while you contemplate your answers...

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Need a hint?  The first cake is referenced in the post's title and the second cake is referenced in the post's very first line.

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Ready?

Here's the first one:

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Yep, it's the "super" man himself, complete with a few homemade kryptonite crystals.  There's just something about playing with 300°F sugar that's hard to resist; maybe it's the fact that one slip could leave you with a severe burn.  I like to live dangerously...sometimes..and within reason, of course.

And, here's the second one:

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Recognize this "stuffed" unicorn?  If you have children or are a fan of animated movies, I imagine you do.  Despicable Me ring any bells?  

So, how is it that I came to create Mr. Fluffy (as I've christened him) here?  My niece requested a unicorn cake for her birthday and I knew she was a huge of the movie, so it was a natural choice.  And, yes, he is constructed from cake and buttercream, with just a little bit of fondant here and there and some gumpaste details.  (Not a rice krispy in sight!)  And to make the sugar overload complete, how about a mane and tail made of cotton candy and sugar cookies to spell out "It's so fluffy!"  By the way, it turns out cotton candy melts incredibly easily when it comes into contact with piping gel.  I must have replaced and rebuilt the mane and tail at least four times!  And, yes, I considered other methods of attaching the cotton candy to the cake, but all of my ideas were worse than the piping gel; worked out in the end though...

Ciao!


6 comments:

  1. How did you build the unicorn cake? My little girls is goin to have a Despicable Me party and I would LOVE to make this for her.

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    1. Brittany:

      I used the Wilton egg pan to create the unicorn's head. Then used a large sheet cake that I cut into thirds, stacked, and carved into the body. The feet were made from cakes I had baked into small bowls. Hope that helps!

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  2. Hey how did you get the textured finish on the white of the cake, it looks fluffy lol amazing!

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    1. Hi! I used the back of an offset spatula and used "pulling" motions to texture the buttercream before it crusted.

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  3. Beautiful! Would you share your buttercream recipe?

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    1. Hi Kelly!

      I use the basic Wilton Buttercream icing recipe for the buttercream finish on most of my cakes; when I need it to be pure white, I use 1 cup of shortening in place of the 1/2 cup butter + 1/2 cup shortening. Happy caking!

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