Archive for the ‘cool cake’ Category

Flashback Friday! Super Duper Mario Cake!

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Ah – this brings back summer memories of sitting on the living room floor in front of the Nintendo, with the fan blowing on me, snacks at my side… and my mother yelling “GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY!”.

BUT WHAT A GREAT CAKE! 

Super Kudos to Australian chef Rhiannon of  http://cakecrumbs.me/ for making such a wonderful delight (and all of the other goodies over on her blog!)

We wish we could deliver this cake in America! :)

10 Cakes We Could Never Deliver

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Of course, we say that in jest – well sorta.  Over on The Daily Meal, they’ve listed the 10 most expensive cakes they could find.  Sure, it really has nothing to do with the ingredients, but just to see the lengths people will go to give a cake that extra bling – jewery, diamods, gold…. check out the slide show:

10 Insanely Expensive Cakes

Could you imagine Bake Me A Wish!  having a $30,000,000 cake delivery?  Not likely! Have a great weekend!

Stellar Star Wars Cake!

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Perfect for the discriminating Star Wars fan, this 300 lbs Storm Trooper cake was baked by Amanda Oakleaf of Winthrop, MA (wow Amanda!) and was featured the WTSP.com down in Tampa Bay… just had to share this photo!  Amazing!

Photo Credit: Amanda Oakleaf

 

 

Oh No! It’s the Apocalypse… What to bake!?

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Have you seen this? Apocalypse Cakes, written by Shannon O’Malley takes a look at the humorous side of the end of the world through some very politically incorrect writing and cake designs. What started out as a self published project, turned into a collection of wild and wacky cake recipes. Introduced to us by the San Joe Mercury News, this laughable delight is available to purchase through Amazon. The Mercury News has a recipe posted for Economic Collapse Crumb Cake via the link above – very fitting for the past couple of weeks (I’ll have to give that one a try)!

You can pick up your copy from Amazon by clicking on the image below – but there’s only 5 in stock right now! Great gift for the baker in your life with a sense of humor!

Enjoy – Joe

A Final Hogwarts Cake

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

With all the buzz surrounding the final installment of the Harry Potter series (i have my ticket for Saturday!), it’s no wonder that the Lincoln Center premiere tapped Charm City Cakes to create a gorgeous cake for the stars.  The Independant UK reports that Rupert Grint (he plays Ron Weasley) cut into the first slice – in case you’re not aware, this is Hogwarts as it would appear at the end of the story.

Since the premiere was here in New York City, we were bombarded with coverage of the event.  I’m still a bit amazed at the turnout – most of those waiting literally days in sweltering heat just to get a glimpse of the stars.  Oh yeah, and we discovered that the show Daniel Radcliff is in with John Laroquette (How to Succeed in Business…) also had to be closed down for a week!  That makes sense… I’m sure there’s more than one premiere, interview and conference these actors had to show up for!

ENJOY this wonderful photo, courtesy of Charm City Cakes.

Hogwarts Cake - Harry Potter

Powered up Pac-Man cake!

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

You’ve seen several posts from us about video game cakes and there is a good reason for that – I grew up as part of the Nintendo generation… even before that, I’d relish the days when my parents would bring me to an arcade or pizza parlor that had good old arcade cabinets. Oh how many quarters squandered! Like most video game aficionados, I got my start with a little known game called Pac-Man.

To my surprise, we found this delicious looking cake over at GamePro.com – a detailed version of the original stand up pack-man game. We’re pretty amazed at what this baker did – thanks for sharing GamePro!  Check out the link for a few more video game cakes!

 

Great Pac Man Cake

Yours Truly – Joe

Confessions of an Ice Cream Twirler

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Time to fess up! Yours truly actually began his dessert career working in a Dairy Queen at the age of 14 years old. Back then I was flippin’ burgers and filling french fry orders at the Marine City Dairy Queen in Michigan (one of the largest, and BEST, Dairy Queens in the Midwest). Eventually, I worked my way up to front counter and drive through, joining the denizens of high school workers who twirled soft serve ice cream a top cones (then dipped!), scooping spanish nuts into Peanut Buster Parfaits, candies into Blizzards and creating those WONDERFUL ice cream cakes.

Color me shocked to hear that just yesterday Dairy Queen broke the Guinness Book of World Record for the LARGEST ICE CREAM CAKE EVER. While you may not have had the history I’ve had with the DQ, you may enjoy the article as much as I did:

DQ lets them eat cake, breaks world record – CTV Toronto

I also found this video on YouTube that records the epic event:

 

Now, if only I can find the world’s biggest spoon…

-Joe

Prince Williams Groom Cake

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Over at The Star, they have a great little article about Prince William, who requested a simple Biscuits & Chocolate Cake for his groom cake. That’s a “cookies” and chocolate cake to us Americans. :) We couldn’t help but post the recipe for what looks to be a scrumptious cake. And hey – Prince Williams selected it because he used to eat it with his mom, Princess Di! Might be worth a go!

RICHARD LAUTENS/TORONTO STAR

Photo Credit: RICHARD LAUTENS/TORONTO STAR

Taken from the Star: Chocolate Biscuit Cake
Article by: By Jennifer Bain, Food Editor

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

4 tbsp (60 mL) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup (125 mL) granulated sugar

4 oz (110 g) dark chocolate, chopped

1 large egg, beaten

8 oz (225 g) McVities Rich Tea Biscuits (about 28), or other tea biscuits (such as Social Tea or Marie/Maria), broken into almond-sized pieces

Icing:

8 oz (225 g) dark chocolate, chopped

Line bottom of 7-inch/18-cm (or other small) non-stick springform pan with parchment. Butter sides.

In medium bowl using electric mixer on medium, cream butter and sugar until fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.

In top of double boiler, or in stainless steel bowl set over pot of simmering water, melt chocolate, stirring. Stir in butter mixture. Stir in egg. Remove from heat; fold in biscuits, stirring until well coated.

Spoon biscuit mixture into prepared cake pan, filling all gaps on bottom (it will be the top when unmolded). Refrigerate, covered, at least 3 hours until cold and firm.

Remove cake from fridge. Remove ring from springform pan. Turn cake upside down on cooling rack set over parchment-lined baking sheet; remove bottom and parchment.

In top of double boiler or in stainless steel bowl set over pot of simmering water, melt dark chocolate, stirring. Slowly pour over cake, filling crevices and smoothing top and sides using offset spatula.

Let cake stand at room temperature until set, at least 1 hour. Carefully run knife around bottom of cake where it has stuck to rack, then transfer cake to serving plate.

Makes 8 servings.

Star-tested by Jennifer Bain