Happy Father's Day - The "Clicker" Cake
Jun. 21, 2009 7:48 pm
Updated: Jun. 27, 2009 4:50 am
This will just be a quickie about my latest cake adventure and my first attempt at a completely fondant-covered cake. I decided to make a Father's Day cake for my husband. No ordinary cake would do. I Googled "Father's Day Cake" and a remote control brownie caught my eye. It was simply a frosted brownie with candies for the buttons. But it gave me the idea. I looked at my, errr, my HUSBAND's remote control and decided to copy it.
Step 1: I baked a regular (from the box, don't shoot me) 9 X 13 yellow cake. I did add some vanilla to the batter for more flavor. I did this 2 days ago and froze the cake until I could decorate it.
Step 2: I leveled it, cut it in half, flipped it over and arranged the pieces to make a 6 1/2 X 18 cake. I know, that really sounds like more than one step.
Step 3: I trimmed the corners round to make it look more like the shape of the remote.
Step 4: A crumb coat of Buttercream Icing, then another, thicker coat.
Step 5: Rolling out the Marshmallow Fondant and positioning it over the cake. It took me three tries, and the poor dog learned a few new words in the process, but I got it done. My kitchen may never be the same.
Step 6: After smoothing the fondant and trimming it close to the base of the cake, I did a dry run and laid out all the buttons and letters. (I had already cut these out and let them dry a little.) Then I used corn syrup and an artist's brush to glue the decorations on the cake.
Not bad for a first effort. Marshmallow Fondant has to be one of the most popular recipes on AR right now. It seems like every day there are several new pictures of the awesome creations people have made with this grown-up version of play clay.
The Inspiration - Ours is so worn out I had to find a picture on the internet!
The Carving - This started out as a 9 X 13 cake.
Mmmm. Buttercream Icing - Crumb coat and top coat.
The Parts - These were cut out and allowed to dry a little before attaching.
Fondant On - Finally, after three tries rolling it out!
TA DA! Not bad next to the original, but MUCH larger and tastier!