Skip to main content

Big Hero 6 Two Tier Cake

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 of bayamax's face.  While folded I cut along the outline.  Fold a parchment sheet in half, insert in between the paper bayamax face, and cut along the line.  Place parchment paper template over the rolled out fondant and cut along the template.  Apply a bit of piping gel on the back end of the bayamax face, and place it on the cake.

Two tier.  8" round at the bottom and 6" round top tier

Red Armoured Bayamax (bottom tier) - After the cake is covered in red fondant
The size of Bayamax's face .Draw Bayamax's face on piece of paper.






Making bayamax is easy.  What is hard is to keep bayamax intact.  To prevent Bayamax's 
torso to cave into his legs I placed an oval cardstock on top of his legs.  Cardstock has to be a bit
smaller than the base of Bayamax's torso.  I inserted bamboo skewers through its legs so that 
Bayamax legs keeps its form.  The skewers are as tall as Bayamax's legs.  Lastly I inserted a long 
bamboo skewer through his head, between his legs, and 2 inches into the top tier cake.  




Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Minion Cupcake Cake

This is how I made my Ube (purple yam) Minion cupcake..  Enjoy!
Come see how I made it in this youtube video.  Don't forget to subscribe for more updates!


To create the eyes...


This is the ball tool I used..



Olaf Rice Crispy Sculpture

Build a snowman in the summer with rice crispy treats and buttercream.   I can't say I miss the snow because I am perfectly happy with this warm weather.  Just in case, here is one way to make a snowman in the summer.  But before that here are some pics from my niece's Frozen themed birthday party.



Here is how I made Olaf....

You will need:

3 preparations of rice crispy treats (found in any Rice Crispy cereal box)
about 150 g brown fondant
60 g orange fondant
250 g black fondant
250 g white fondant for eyes, teeth, and cheeks
1 preparation of shortening base buttercream
3 large bamboo BBQ sticks
1 foot bendable florist wire
toothpicks
gardening sheers

Make Olaf's head first since this will determine the size and the proportionality of the whole sculpture.  The recipe found in the Rice Crispy cereal box is perfect amount to make Olaf's head.  Use the microwave method to make a chewy and more malleable rice crispy treats.  Let the treats sit for a maximum of 8 minutes…

Pilipit - Filipino Twisted No Yeasts Donut

Pilipit is a Filipino style donut.  It has a crunchy outer shell and a soft inside.  It is similar to bannock or elephant ears.  These are similar to donuts and leavened with baking powder.  Traditionally coated with sugar or glazed

I coated mine with powder sugar kind of like their elephant ears counter part.  But you know what they are perfect on their own without sugar.  The dough is sweet enough to hold on its own.  


The ones that I made are for some reason soft on the inside.  I'm certain it's because I rested my dough for more than 30 minutes instead of the usual 15 minutes.  If you guys want more crunch in your pilipit just proof it (resting stage) for 15 minutes or less.


Pilipit

Ingredients:



2 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
2 cups all purpose flour ( add a bit more if the mixture sticks to your hand)
3 tablespoon of milk ( add more if final mixture is dry)

How to video down below.


In a large bowl combine all the d…