Monday, August 18, 2008
Indiana Jones and the Temple of...Cake?
Our dear friend, Preston, turned 7 this month and he had a very special birthday request. He wanted a chocolate Indiana Jones Hat Cake. Was I up for it? Of course. How do you say no to this face?
I printed pictures of fedoras, rounded up my favorite chocolate cake recipe (so far) and started collecting the supplies I needed to make this birthday cake wish come true. For the cake I used Paula Dean's Dreamy Chocolate Mousse Cake. It is fail proof, I think. So moist. So Tasty. So full of chocolaty goodness. To help give the look of the fedora, I used the brown pack of Wilton colored fondant.
I had never used fondant before, but it was easier than I thought. The hardest part is that it dries quickly so you have to plan ahead before starting your project. I used the fondant for the brim of the hat, the ribbon and bow, and to make the letters on the cake. I brushed the letters with edible glitter and together the hat cake was made. I wish the top of the hat was a little smoother, but for my first shaped cake, I think it turned out pretty darn cute.
What did the birthday boy think? "It's perfect!" followed by a huge hug. I couldn't be happier! Peston's brother, Bergen, also had a birthday this month, as you can see, he had his share of yummy baked birthday treats. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRESTON AND BERGEN! Miss Janda and Mr. Derrick love you both!