My daughter Charisma has an affinity with cats and youtube. If I can describe Nyan cat it would be like this. Nyan cat is flying, poptart, space cat who leaves a trail of rainbow as she flies into space. She even has a theme song as she flies.
This chocolate chiffon cake's inspiration is from "vintage dude" party ware. I want to evoke the feel of a gentleman celebrating his 30th birthday, sipping martini in his fine leather couch. (LOL) I achieve the fine leather look by icing the cake with chocolate ganache. The letterings are coffee buttercream and the cake graphics are also coffee buttercream that I dyed grey.
This chiffon chocolate cake is similar to red velvet cake but minus the red food colouring. It is filled with cream cheese icing and covered with chocolate ganache. I posted a shortcut version of this cake recipe at the bottom of this page. Enjoy!
Easy Light Chocolate Cake
1 package of Duncan Hines classic yellow cake mix
2 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon brewed coffee (optional) Preheat oven at 350 F. Grease and lightly flour the bottom and sides of 2 8" round lightly coloured cake pan. In a large mixer bowl whisk together cake mix and…
She loves biking and He loves golfing. Happy 50th anniversary Eva and Robert. Got a phone call from Eva thanking me for making their cake. She said that it was very cute, delicious and everyone loved it. I am happy and glad that I made their anniversary special.
Because of the heat wave we are having I am worried about this cake falling apart. I even contemplated about making 50/50 butter/shortening icing instead of my 100% all butter buttercream icing. I bake only chiffon on sponge type cakes so it makes it even susceptible to breakage because chiffon cakes are soft and light. No matter, I just inserted lots of straws in the cake to prevent the top tier from caving into to the bottom tier. I kept the cake in the fridge until the client picked it up. In 30+ weather butter is like thick stew.
Partially decorate each tier seperately. Cover bottom tier with red fondant. I used parchment paper to determine the size of bayamax's face. First I measured the height of the cake. Since the cake is 4" tall I made Bayamax's face to be 3" tall. The diameter of Bayamax's face is approximately 1/3 of the total circumference of the cake. I made a template out of regular white paper. I folded my paper in half and draw half o…