My dad’s 50th birthday party is tonight and my step-mom asked me to make him a “boob” cake. Let’s just say I had a few reservations! I have made one before and it was very adult in nature, so needless to say I didn’t really want to think of my dad and nipples in the same thought-EVER! I decided to do a corset instead-still a little racy, but not XXX. The body is chocolate fudge cake with mint chocolate chip filling and chocolate Italian meringue buttercream-the breasts are lemon with lemon curd filling (yes, I went there!) and vanilla Italian meringue buttercream. All is covered in vanilla fondant. Here’s the recipe for the mint chocolate chip filling-delicious!!
1 c heavy cream
3 T confectioners sugar
1 t Lorann mint chocolate chip oil
green food coloring
chocolate shavings (optional)
Whip the heavy cream, confectioners sugar, flavor oil, and food coloring until light and fluffy. Add chocolate shavings. I shave mine with a microplane so they are very small flecks of chocolate. They are more for looks than taste.
As you can see from the pictures I had a few problems. On the bra part I had some cracking issues. I was using a new fondant recipe I’ve been wanting to try and I think I must have done something wrong with it. Overall it still turned out o.k. and I think he will really like it.
Let me start by saying that next weekend our friends are having their twins’, Ethan and Chloe, first birthday party. I am making their cakes and decided it would be cute to do two cupcake towers with their smash cakes on top of each and coordinating cupcakes. Why do I always make things harder than they really have to be? Oh well, I love the design I’ve come up with and I’m stickin’ to it!
I started on some of the fondant/gumpaste elements today for obviuos reasons…1) Drying time, 2) screw up and try again time, 3) don’t like it and try again time. For Miss Chloe I’ve decided her smash cake is going to be a small half round cake with fondant/gumpaste flower petals surrounding it so it looks like one big flower with a small butterfly. The butterfly’s body is a “1”. All is assembled with the butterfly now it just has to dry. I am hoping that it will actually stay together because it is adorable!!!
I am going to try to start on Ethan’s later this week. I also have to make my dad’s birthday cake for this weekend. It’s his surprise 50th! So I am going to be a busy little bee the next couple of weeks.