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« on: March 07, 2008 07:54:28 AM »

I made this last fall in celebration of the earth's birthday, which can be calculated from the Bible down to the minute or something crazy like that.  It's on October anyway.

The Crust is the frosting layer, blue of course, with icing outlined continents and glaciers (maybe they should be smaller by now).

(the bottom of the pan was a bit messy, as were my cake-cutting skills.)

The inside was the tricky part, especially since we don't have any fancy cake making devices in our house, beyond the basic 9" rounds, bunt and springform.

I used the springform and put a metal dish/bowl in the middle to bake the chocolate Mantle layer.

Then I used that metal dish/bowl to bake the Outer Core layer (yellow cake died neon red-orange) with a smaller one inside of it, to make it a ring like the Mantle.

The Inner Core was the easiest, just fill up the small bowl with yellow cake (with extra die for neon status) and bake.

Putting them all together was a bit tricky, as was figuring out how much batter would be enough without overflowing (needless to say, there was some oven scrubbing involved later).

But it was an awesomely fun cake to have around/eat!
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008 08:09:49 AM »

Neat!!!  You got so creative with it, and I'm sure Earth appreciated the gesture  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008 08:17:03 AM »

That is so cool!  What an awesome cake for a school science project.  My nine year old would love it.

« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2008 08:43:11 AM »

I am in awe of it's awesomeness!
Makes me so hungry I could eat a planet (oh my that was so bad!)
You did an amazing job.

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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2008 08:56:20 AM »

OH! I love this. I was a geology major in college and I love what you did! It's amazing!  Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2008 12:55:13 PM »

Thats awesome! Amazing job!

« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2008 02:37:50 PM »

Earth day is coming up. Grin
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2009 04:07:17 PM »

Omg I LOVE this! You're so smart!!!!
Excellent job.
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2009 04:20:35 PM »

This appeals to both the nerd in me and the cake lover in me. Awesome.
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2009 01:29:57 PM »

gasp! I wish I had seen this about 2 weeks ago when making my sons birthday cake!  I could have done this as the cake, and stuck with the wall-e theme on the outside...  ah well, I'm sure he'll have another earth related birthday at some point!

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