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Topic: "'Til Death Do Us Part" Cake  (Read 5000 times)
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« on: July 10, 2008 09:04:16 AM »

Hey Everyone!  Last year when a couple friends of mine got married I helped them make little Day of the Dead skulls for their wedding cake. In exchange, she gave me a mold for skulls that were more realistic. I had always wanted to do something with them but the idea in my head couldn't be realized until my cake decorator (love ya, Jenny!) taught me how to do roses this past week. So, long story short, I made a quick little one tiered version of the cake I'd do for a goth wedding. Here are some pictures:






It's three layers of cake- two chocolate rum and one white, fudge icing, and buttercream roses (that I don't suggest eating- the dye makes them taste like dirt). The "dirt" is Oreo cookies processed to a fine powder and the skulls are vanilla flavored candies molded and them rubbed with hot cocoa mix (I forgot the cocoa powder when I went shopping). Now, the only question remains is this: what on earth am I going to do with a three layer cake? =) Hope ya'll enjoy!
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008 09:08:34 AM »

That's awesome! I love the idea!

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2008 09:09:38 AM »

wow. i am really impressed. who knew food could look so amazing. i love the explosion of roses on top, and the colors.
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2008 09:19:04 AM »

Now, the only question remains is this: what on earth am I going to do with a three layer cake? =)
I hope that was a rhetorical question!  Cheesy If not, you can always send a piece my way!  Wink

I'm not a big fan of skulls but I love the colours of the roses and the "dirty" look! Great job!!  Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2008 09:21:14 AM »

I think it's beautiful, and the colors are gorgeous. Makes me want to have a goth wedding.  Grin What kind of dye is it that makes them taste bad?

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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2008 09:26:10 AM »

Wow!  Coolest. Cake.  Ever!
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2008 09:44:10 AM »

Dude, that's so awesome...shame about the taste, though, it sounds so yummy!

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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2008 10:06:09 AM »

I think it's beautiful, and the colors are gorgeous. Makes me want to have a goth wedding.  Grin What kind of dye is it that makes them taste bad?

Well, see, funny story about the dye. I bought just enough powdered sugar to do just one batch of icing. Then, I forgot to set aside icing for the various colors when I did the first color so every color from there is just more dye. Thank goodness for the thick layer of fudge icing underneath! LOL! =D

« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2008 10:55:48 AM »

That is really, really cool!  Very unique!  I LOVE it!

« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2008 11:47:43 AM »

Are you kidding?  This is incredible!  You should get more pix of it... this is a work of art!  Not just for a goth wedding - deadheads would go NUTS for this!  Find the hippie weddings!
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