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« on: January 28, 2010 11:03:02 PM »

Last year my little boy turned five, and for reasons known only to him he announced that he wanted a blue lobster cake. Absurd, tricky, and slathered in blue icing. This was totally up my alley.

After a bit of doodling, I figured out that I could do it with two standard round cake pans. I froze the cake after baking it so it would be easier to cut, and it still started to fall apart on me.

First, I cut very skinny moon-shaped slivers off the edges of one round, then trimmed the slightly lobster-head-shaped piece into a slightly more lobster-head-shaped piece by giving it a pointy little lobster nose. Then I trimmed roughly two-inch pieces off each end of the skinny moon-shaped slivers to make the lobster claws. The middle of the slivers became the lobster's little arms.

For the torso, I basically cut a big football shape out of the other round, but left a smaller football shape attached perpendicular to one end for the tail. Then I whacked the trimmed pieces from this round into shapes that were more-or-less little rectangular legs. Very scientific. I trimmed the pointy end of the football piece flat and did the same to the back of the head, and pieced the whole thing together. I had to hold the legs on with toothpicks, then stick it back in the freezer for a bit before I could ice it.

while it was freezing, I iced the cake pan just for the hell of it, because I had two tubs of vanilla icing and I figured one dyed blue would be plenty. When the cake firmed up I applied the base coat...

Then used blue and black gel for the details.

So there you have it. One blue lobster cake, and my first Craftster project post!
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010 11:09:22 PM »

Wow! How cute!!

Lol a blue lobster cake is so something I would have asked for when I was little....and maybe now Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2010 06:38:21 AM »

Your boy is creative! And you figuring out how to make it work makes you super Mom!
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010 05:58:33 AM »

Nice! Good on you for working that out. I hope he appreciated it!
I found that the best cake for sculpting fancy shapes out of is medeira cake-it's an old english sponge cake, with a firm crumb that holds together really well.

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010 09:28:03 PM »

very cute!

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