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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Maybe it will fly?

So, as an admirer of Ace of Cakes, I could not say that I am fan until I had tried my hand at making a cake myself. I can't say that it is a cake worthy of posting, but I had to. It's my very first fondant covered, shaped cake. In a sad way I'm proud of it, so I couldn't not post it. Right?

Strawberry Chocolate Cake - Valerie Adams

4 containers of Yo-Digestive Strawberry yogurt
1 C oil
4 ts Vanilla extract
(Mix liquid together)

2 1/2 C All Purpose flour
4 ts Baking powder
1/2 C cocoa powder
2 C powdered sugar
(Mix dry ingredients together and add liquid to the dry and mix till combined)

Pour into greased pan and bake at 375 degrees F for 40 minutes.

I then cut the cake into three equal strips

and brushed simple syrup onto each layer then adhered the layers with chocolate icing.

This is the plane after cutting and frosting.
Here's the end product with the marshmellow fondant. Please forgive the nooks and crannies you can see, but I've never worked with fondant before.
The other side
and lastly the front of the plane.

I think it was a little small of a cake to really put enough detail on it, so next time I will make a bigger one.

16 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow, that cake looks great! Wonderful job!

cheers,

Rosa

Emiline said...

Gosh-that looks like a lot of work. I think it looks good. I wouldn't even know how to sculpt a cake into a plane.

Cheryl said...

I love the cake and your blog! Culinary school, I am so jealous! I am also a big dog mommy, mine's a 95 lb Doberman! Take care!

Angsana said...

That is so cute:)
Bravo!

Katy said...

your cake is AMAZING! did you make the fondant yourself or did you buy it? it looks so cool! i would love to try something like this someday, but i will have to seriously work up my courage!

Cynthia said...

I think Chef Duff would be proud of your efforts! This is your first time and look at what a fantastic job you have done. Bravo!

Christina said...

That's really awesome, Valerie!

I definitely need to try the marshmallow fondant.

Fran Z said...

Dang, purty darn good! That's a lot of detail there!

The Caked Crusader said...

What a masterpiece - well done!

Heather said...

wow. i am totally impressed!

Sophie said...

Very cool :). I'm a fan of the show too, but I have yet to try working with fondant...I'm a little intimidated. Do you know if it's easier to make little figurines (to top a cake with) using marzipan?

charinthecity said...

Wow, that looks like it was fun to put together - great detail!

slshacka said...

Ace of Cakes is one of my favorite shows on Food Network and originates from my hometown of Baltimore. Give yourself some more credit though! I think your cake was amazing for a first timer for sure! I loved it! I would be greatly interested in seeing more of your cakes!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Wow, what a cool cake. At least two members of my family would think they'd died and gone to heaven to receive this cake. Well done!

Bev and Ollie "O" said...

wow the cake is amazing! I am pretty sure I could never create something like that! Strawberry and chocolate sounds delicous too!

C.L. said...

BOY! You are adventurous for a first time fondant cake! That is a HARD shape to cover! Great job though! I LOVE working with fondant! I wish I could work with Duff and the gang...it would be SO much fun!