Texas Snowmen Cake
Merry Christmas, Emanuel!
(+5 skill points -> 220/400)
This cake is a Christmas gift for my friend and co-worker Emanuel. If you look on cakecentral.com nowadays, there's a flood of "melted snowman" decorated sugar cookies. I decided to make my own design for it ... and stick it on a cake.
- 8" round
- Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
- semi-sweet chocolate ganache icing and filling
- covered in MMF
- snowy border in royal icing
I've been practicing "flooding" for decorating Christmas cookies. My royal icing was made with All Whites pasteurized egg whites, some vanilla, and enough powdered sugar until it was the consistency I wanted. On the top of the cake, I piped (tip #2) an outline of the puddle with some medium consistency icing. A half-sphere of MMF was placed inside the puddle to represent the partially melted head. Then the interior and all over the MMF half-sphere was flooded (tip #4) with thin consistency icing. The carrot was orange MMF with little score marks. I piped on black coals and brown branches out of more royal icing.
For the border, I wanted it to look like more drippy snow. The thin consistency royal icing was piped right on to the edge. Moving the tip downward gave me some lovely drips.
I'm very pleased with how the border turned out. I'm going to do this again for Sandi's Christmas cake (coming soon!).
Let the Christmas baking begin!