Monday, June 14, 2010
DR. WHO TARDIS WITH DALEK BIRTHDAY CAKE
This cool cake is the creation of The Domestic Scientist that she made for her own birthday. Surprisingly, she describes herself as a novice baker but I think this turned out awesome.
She indicated that is is an almond cake and rice krispie treats with "modeling chocolate" for the cake and gumpaste for the Daleks.
I had never heard of "modeling chocolate" before, but she provided a link via Epicurious and it is just melted chocolate and corn syrup stirred in then cooled and has the consistency of marizpan or a tootsie roll and is easy to mold into different shapes. The The Domestic Scientist warns though that it cannot be painted as easily as marshmallow fondant and takes on a sort of waxy appearance. I am not a fan of marshmallow fondant and I think the almost plastic look give it a cartoon type feel and it ups the "yummy" factor.
Flickr photo by Obajoo