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« on: February 19, 2010 04:19:38 PM »

I made a cake for my friend's birthday, and I'm quite proud of it, so I thought I would share some pictures. It's a gluten and dairy free lego pirate ship cake.

Some close-ups of the details.

The ship was chocolate cake, coated in 'plastic chocolate'. The anchor, wheel, and mast were plain chocolate.

The other chocolate features: railings, palm tree, prow and crow's nest were also 'plastic chocolate'.  It's made from chocolate and honey, and is quite a versatile modelling material. I found a few recipes on the net, but in the end just winged it. I think I used too much honey, really, but it seemed to work OK.

The sail and palm leaves were rice paper, and the sea was broken cake mixed with icing and too much blue food colouring.
The men and the small boat were lego, and so inedible!
It didn't last long...
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2010 05:33:41 PM »

I'm not surprised it didn't last long! Looks yummy and great! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2010 05:38:39 PM »

Awesome Cheesy My DF would adore it!!

What type of dairy free choc did you use? And what proportion of honey to choc.? I'm really intrigued by the whole idea. I'm currently dairy free, plus my son's birthday is coming up so the whole plastic dairy free choc fascinates!

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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2010 04:10:12 AM »

I used the co-ops own brand dark chocolate, as it's what I had on hand. I don't think it's totally dairy-free, but my friend is intolerant rather than allergic, and it's ok for her... I can't speak for anyone else!

As for how much honey.... I melted the whole 150g bar, and then added a teaspoon of honey at a time until it looked right! I think it was four. The recipes I'd seen online said to wrap it in clingfilm and leave out for two days, but I didn't have that much time, so I stuck it in the freezer, for about half an hour. It was very solid but with some kneading the warmth of my hands made it malleable, and I was able to roll it out and mould it. I found I had to keep chilling my hands of when trying to mould fiddly bits. It would probably be better if it had had longer to set. I'll try to plan further in advance next time!

Hope that helps.
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