I told her I couldn't do it. "How do you get a sphere inside a sphere inside a sphere?" I recall saying. "Oh yeah," she replied, realising what it would involve.
I spent the rest of the afternoon thinking about it. I don't admit defeat. Ever. But especially not with cake. Nothing is impossible is pretty much my baking motto, so to say this cake was impossible left me feeling weird. There had to be a way. A way that didn't involve carving or crumbing the cake. I kept mulling it over until I had a breakthrough.
I actually ended up coming up with a couple ideas, but I couldn't do my Plan A due to equipment restrictions. So I went with Plan B: baking a cake inside a cake inside a cake.
Tech details: The inner core is vanilla buttercake, the outer core is lemon Madeira sponge, the mantle is orange Madeira sponge. The 'crust' of the Earth is made from buttercream, then it's all covered with marshmallow fondant. I marbled a little white fondant through the blue to make it look like clouds. I hand cut the continents then painted them using food colouring and a dry brush technique. The continents took me about 6 hours straight and I'd be lying if I said I didn't end up hating it. What started as a determination for pin-point accuracy became 'let's get this shiz done'. The painting took probably 3/4 of that time. It took 5eva. But I'm glad I did it because I think it looks a lot better then plain green fondant would have.
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¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo!.
hmm... so, you're saying you baked a cake, then covered it in raw cake and baked it again? ...I didn't know you could do that. (though, that's a little similar to how I've made multi-layered Jell-O, putting cool but not gelled Jell-O on top when mostly firm - but, jello's okay to stay frozen, unlike overbaking things.)
I like how Jupiter looks more, but I also think the shape of the continents were done well.
You have more talent for baking in your little finger than I have in my entire body. To put it simply.