Monday, May 28, 2012

Surprise Inside Cake - Hidden Squares and Geometrics

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Just a quick note to show you another way to hide some fun inside a cake.
This cake is a chocolate cake with Duff's black color gel added.
The colorful squares are cut from white cake that has
been tinted and baked into cupcakes beforehand.
The squares stayed nice and moist and didn't get lost in all the black.
A few more squares could be added to the batter next time.

Hope you'll give them a try sometime and let me know how your experiment went.

More to come on this method since I still have scraps . . . 

Hope to see you soon!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

This looks so cool! Any chance you could share your frosting recipe?!

peewee said...

Awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

These cakes are awesome. A must try for sure!
Sharing your frosting recipe would be the topper! ;-)

Gonzobot said...

So we just had some smashing success after reading your blog posts regarding secret tiny cakes inside of other larger deceptive cakes. Baking pudding into white cake mix with a variety of colors in a small cupcake pan yielded two dozen colored pucks of squishy cake goodness. We put these into three eight inch scalloped edge pans, surrounded by blackened devil's food mix.

They looked good, if a bit uneven on the top. I wanted to trim it flat, but I also wanted to keep the secret cupcakes secret, as we were taking these unfrosted layers to see my kids, who would be helping to frost and decorate this cake with an additional bag of candy.

The cakes travelled fine stacked and kept together in their pans, and we frosted it as perfectly as you can with four people using two spatulas and also eating the icing. The end result was leaning significantly, but stable enough, and almost all of the chocolates we put on top stayed there. And neither of them knew of the colored cupcakes inside the cake until after the candles and singing.

Seriously, my younger actually said 'What the..' as I lifted up the first slice. They couldn't believe the cake had more cakes inside it - cakeception, if you will. Anyways, we carved about half the cake for everybody there, and sent the rest home with the kids to their mom's, and she looked mad. I estimate there was at least three pounds of sugar on the plate we sent.

Top notch work, and excellent delivery of your info. We had to guess at some stuff (and for the record we used a box of white cake mix with roughly half of one prepared package of vanilla pudding for the inner cakes) but this has inspired some clearly lunatic future projects. We're working on a method to have fully frosted cupcakes inside of the larger cakes next time, and significantly more of them.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous really had a pun there, didn't ya? Frosting would be a topper? Snicker.

KC said...

Do you have a tutorial for more specific instructions for this cake? I'm wondering how the baking time would be different than cake balls (since this is cupcakes) and how to go about putting these smaller pieces in the batter? I love your cakes!

Deborah Stauch said...

KC
Sorry to say that I don't have a tutorial. You can use regular cake cut into squares and pour the batter around and over them. OR you could try making a crumb/frosting mixture with 1T frosting to 1 crumbled cake from mix and form squares from it. It's similar to the cake ball method but you're just cutting the cupcakes (or other shaped cake) into squares. Hope this helps!

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