VeggieBoards banner
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
379 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
It's not that pretty, but I'm kind of proud!<br><br>
This is my first attempt at making a Weighted Companion Cube cake. The base is matcha/almond-flavoured, using baking soda and lemon juice to make the cake rise. The filling is marzipan, the frosting is buttercream (using Earth Balance) and Dandies marshmallow fondant.<br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/attachment.php?s=b247fa177bbac1d669ab06e98cf0c925&attachmentid=16099" title="">Attachment 16099</a><br><a href="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/1/1c/1c51f211_vbattach16099.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/1/1c/525x525px-LL-1c51f211_vbattach16099.jpeg" style="width:394px;height:525px;"></a>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,914 Posts
Cute! Looks good too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,337 Posts
Recipe?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,793 Posts
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"> Good job on the cake. Now, if only I was there to help eat it...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19,134 Posts
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
379 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
I used this recipe for the cake (and only the cake), except substituting lavender with matcha:<br><a href="http://fragrantvanillacake.blogspot.com/2011/05/mothers-day-lavander-almond-cake.html" target="_blank">http://fragrantvanillacake.blogspot....mond-cake.html</a><br><br>
Each 1.75 c of flour was one 7x7 block of cake, and I made 3 blocks of cake. Between the blocks of cake, I put a layer of marzipan.<br><br>
Using this marzipan recipe:<br><a href="http://www.veganbaking.net/vegan-recipes/candies-and-truffles/marzipan.html" target="_blank">http://www.veganbaking.net/vegan-rec.../marzipan.html</a><br><br>
While I let the cake cool, I mixed up some frosting.<br><br>
I used this "buttercream" recipe (it's near the bottom):<br><a href="http://ohsheglows.com/2011/03/08/vegan-chocolate-cupcakes-with-vanilla-almond-frosting-and-raspberry-glaze" target="_blank">http://ohsheglows.com/2011/03/08/veg...aspberry-glaze</a><br><br>
The food dye ratio is about one drop of each colour to make a blackish colour - red, blue, yellow, green. I mixed the dye in a separate little dish and just added more blackish until it was a dark enough grey.<br><br>
Once the cake was cool enough, I put the frosting on the cake. I didn't have one of those frosting smoother thingies so it's not very smooth.<br><br>
While the frosting was setting, I started making fondant with this marshmallow fondant recipe, using Dandies instead of regular marshmallows:<br><a href="http://candy.about.com/od/fondantcandyrecipes/r/mm_fondant.htm" target="_blank">http://candy.about.com/od/fondantcan...mm_fondant.htm</a><br><br>
I used less of the blackish dye mixture so I got a very light grey. Unfortunately, I didn't mix it enough and it was too sticky to properly roll out so I just made triangles and pushed them around into roughly the right shape. Theoretically, if they were dry enough, you could get a sharper edge by cutting to fondant into form.<br><br>
To get the hearts, I just took a little red food dye and a clean, new paintbrush and painted the hearts onto the fondant.<br><br>
Next time, I think I might just use fondant for the whole surface to get that smooth look.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,548 Posts
Is it delicious and moist?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
379 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
It was quite nice! I was worried, because it was a birthday cake to be served at a party full of meat-eaters, but everyone really enjoyed it!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,548 Posts
have you played Portal?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,969 Posts
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"><br>
I want a slice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
379 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Yes, but not in ages so any subtle references will go over my head. We did sing the GLaDOS song before the cake was served...
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top