As part of our first handmade holiday we decided to make a special cake at home for my husband's 32nd birthday. I recently learned how to make marzipan which opened up a whole new world of baked goods to me as you can color and mold it into anything! So here's what I did...
First we made marzipan for the top, here's the recipe:
2 tubes of almond paste (don't use marzipan paste!)
1 egg white
2 tablespoons of pure almond extract (don't use immitation!)
2 cups of confectionary sugar
*mix this all together till you have a consistancy similar to play dough
I then seperated it into 3 equal parts and used the wilton's paste dyes to dye it
blue, red and left one part off white.
If you cover this it can sit for a while
we made it the night ahead and it was still great 2 days later!
**Thank you again Falon!! You saved the day!!**
I used two boxes of yellow butter cake mix (john picked it not me) mixed according to the box.
I split these into 3 round cake pans sized 7,8 and 11 inches.
Make sure you level off each cake so they will sit nicely on top of each other.
I used a plain white whipped cream frosting between the layers as well as to frost the whole cake.
I then added the tie dye affect to the cake by dropping liquid food coloring all over the cake and swirling with a toothpick.
Be careful not to swirl it too much, just enough or the colors get a bit murky
Then I added the marzipan steely. I found a picture online copied that.
I did it piece by piece, first the red and blue circle in the skull, then the lightening bolt, next i did the thin layer of white around this and connected it to face. I made this by using 3 different size white ovals and squishing them together with my fingers as I went so they looked like they were one. I next added the blue and red around the outside. I had marzipan left after this so I dyed a small ammount black and used that for the eyes and nose.
For the finishing touch I outlined the whole thing with black frosting and added teeth.
Lastly I wrote Happy Birthday!!
Any ideas for a theme for an 11 year old boy's birthday??