Saturday, May 8, 2010

Whoopie Cushion!

Whoopie cushion cakes are great for a laugh! This is a mini cake but it can also be done with a much larger one.

Bake 1 layer of cake let it cool. Wrap and freeze for the night. zzzzzzz
In the morning carve curves into the cake top and bottom. This is give the whoopie cushion pleats.

Cover with buttercream and cover entire cake with fondant. Pinch around the edge gently. Write "old fart" or any other endearments you wish.

To make the "exit hole" I took 2 pieces of fondant cut into triangles. I pressed the edges together to create a seam and used a toothpick to keep the opening open and secure it to the cake.

Happy Caking!

Toilet Cake

Toilet cakes are great for "over the hill", plumbers, potty training and many other sick celebrations ;). If you follow these instructions you will have a cake with about 30 servings.
You will need:
9X13 cake (filled)
A sturdy board (mine is plywood)
2- 8" foam squares
8" half circle of foam (found in craft section)
Royal icing
Chocolate candy with nuts! (you know where this is going don't you?)
8" round pan
large fruit can (empty and clean)
8" round cardboard circle

These are the foam 1/2 circle and the 8" cardboard circle. Cover the dome with buttercream then fondant. Cover each side of the circle with buttercream and fondant. Write "Everything turns to crap at 40" on the circle. (or whatever endearments you wish)

Attach the 2 pieces of styrofoam with toothpicks and stick dowels or plastic hollow rods into the styrofoam. This is the cake cistern. Cover it with buttercream then fondant.

Place clean can in center of 8" round pan and grease. Fill with batter and bake as usual. You will have to place something inside the can to weigh it down. I used a bowel on tip, but a glass jar or glass would work. I also filled a mini dome pan with batter to make a plunger and a coffee mug to make toilet paper. This is where you can get REALLY creative!

The 8" cake will become the toilet lid. Place on a cardboard circle and cover with buttercream and fondant. The toilet paper and plunger dome should also be covered with buttercream and fondant. (obviously the plunger needs to be plunger colored)

Place 3 wooden dowels at the peak of the dome and press peak side down into 9x13" cake. Place the 8" round cake with the cardboard for a bottom on top of the dome base. Be sure to secure it with royal icing. Now press the cistern into the 9x13" cake and add another dowel from the cistern into the styrofoam dome. This will keep the cistern from falling backwards. The 8" cake is NOT strong enough to support this weight so it must go from foam to foam.

Fill the tank bowl with frosting. Melt the nutty chocolate you chose slightly and mold into "turd" shapes. Add these to the bowl. Attach the cardboard toilet lid with toothpicks into the seat and royal icing in the seat and the cistern. Add the toilet paper and plunger to complete the picture but remember to secure them with royal icing.

Happy Caking!

Monday, May 3, 2010


I had the opportunity to make a 4 tier wedding cake this weekend and it ALL went bad! I'm sharing this more for venting purposes, but also so you can get an idea of some of the stress I get the deal with as the "cake lady".

This cake was all chocolate with raspberry filling iced in cream cheese frosting. I had to transport it 30 minutes away. I stacked the bottom 2 layers on the stand and the top 2 were transported separately (thank goodness). While on the freeway a car cut me off then hit his brakes. This resulted in me slamming on the brakes . . . my life and the cakes or just the cakes! Ugh! The whole bottom tier slid off because it made the dowels shift which made the tier that was sitting on it also fall off. The top tier flowers fell of and the filling dam broke. Imagine a white wedding cake bleeding red juice. I said some VERY naughty words and pulled over. Took the cakes apart and shifted the layers back. The car and I were covered in icing. I know I should have taken pictures but I was too traumatized! I pretty much wanted to die!

I finally make it to the church and start to take pieces of wedding cake inside, everyone I pass says "what happened!" The grooms dad comes in and says, you must be the cake lady, and my response was "I would rather be anyone else besides the cake lady right now!"
After 90 minutes of fast work, lots of swearing, and lots of praying I was able to salvage the top 3 tiers and make it at least passable. Here is the final picture, definitely not my best but let's be realistic here ;)

Happy caking,


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