Monday, January 30, 2012
The George Cake
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Melt butter and stir in cocoa. Alternately beat in cocoa powder and milk. Stir in vanilla.
This is a really fudgey frosting and sets up quick, so you have to use it immediately. I wanted hard frosting as my "canvas" so I could trace my design without the mess of a butter cream. Once the cake was frosted, I used a hot, wet knife to smooth the frosting.
Then I stopped and demanded everyone come look at my AMAZING work. Since I was so proud of myself I decided to add a little more detail with some large star sprinkles I had.
And voila, I had a super awesome George cake, which Ben saw and said "It's George!!" and then spit all over it while blowing out his candle. It was not easy to cut him up...but he did taste quite nice...
It was actually really easy to do, but looked super impressive. It wasn't "perfect" but all I really cared about was that my kid could tell it was George...and he could! I hope this gives somebody else some good ideas for making an awesome cake!