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Title: Birthday Luau Cakes
Post by: jadco123 on July 16, 2008 03:50:50 PM
My kids birthdays are only 10 days apart so we have a joint birthday party.  This year's theme was a luau.  All my 9 year old son would tell me was that he wanted a "cool" cake, my 3 year old daughter's was easy, she wanted her favorite "upside down" cake (which fit perfectly with the theme).   I decided on the volcano cake for my son, and it was super easy.   I made  a chocolate cake in a bundt pan, covered it in chocolate icing, dripped red icing on the top and let it run down the sides, colored shredded coconut for the grass, and used green Twizzlers for the trees (which didn't work real great), got some dry ice from a  local ice cream place and we were ready to go.   The kids loved their cakes!









You can make this cake to actually erupt down the sides but the steam effect was easier.


Title: Re: Birthday Luau Cakes
Post by: thehazelwood on July 16, 2008 04:00:59 PM
Looks good!

Just for curiosity's sake...is dry ice safe to have around food? I thought it was more of a chemical.


Title: Re: Birthday Luau Cakes
Post by: Momma2FIVEgirls on July 16, 2008 05:14:33 PM
I think you did exactly what they asked for! Perfection!! The volcano is super cool! I'm, well I'm an adult, and I would like it for my birthday.  :P


Title: Re: Birthday Luau Cakes
Post by: caeebe on July 16, 2008 05:43:57 PM
Dry ice is simply frozen carbon dioxide (the stuff we breathe out) and completely safe as long as we have oxygen to breathe in.  The only dangerous part is that it is much COLDER than regular water ice.  Therefore you can easily get frostbitten from handling it without gloves.  So although it is a chemical (so is water, milk, sugar), it is a safe chemical and is safe next to food.

Great cake!  I wish my mom would have made cool cakes like this :)


Title: Re: Birthday Luau Cakes
Post by: Hearts Need A Beat on July 16, 2008 05:49:49 PM
Oh that's amazing! I love the steam effect! Awesome cakes =]


Title: Re: Birthday Luau Cakes
Post by: TMommy on July 16, 2008 09:32:28 PM
That's awesome! That is so cool you made a volcano for your son, and pineapple upsideown cake is one for my fav's too.


Title: Re: Birthday Luau Cakes
Post by: RachelKristin on July 17, 2008 06:57:04 AM
aww that's awesome! what kid wouldn't love a cake like that?


Title: Re: Birthday Luau Cakes
Post by: thehazelwood on July 17, 2008 10:27:31 AM
Dry ice is simply frozen carbon dioxide (the stuff we breathe out) and completely safe as long as we have oxygen to breathe in.  The only dangerous part is that it is much COLDER than regular water ice.  Therefore you can easily get frostbitten from handling it without gloves.  So although it is a chemical (so is water, milk, sugar), it is a safe chemical and is safe next to food.

Ah! Ok, thanks :)


Title: Re: Birthday Luau Cakes
Post by: Jamanda on July 19, 2008 07:51:14 AM
Wow, thats amazing. The dry ice is genius  :)


Title: Re: Birthday Luau Cakes
Post by: jadco123 on July 23, 2008 07:30:52 PM
Thanks, guys!

At the time, I had no clue where to get dry ice because I had never known anyone to use it, but it is apparently pretty common, and only costs $1-2 per pound.  I got mine at my local ice cream shop.


Title: Re: Birthday Luau Cakes
Post by: haydnsmom on July 26, 2008 12:15:26 AM
a job well done. i love it