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Mike Wazowski Cake by cakecrumbs Mike Wazowski Cake by cakecrumbs
The heatwaves we're experiencing here in Aus have not only stopped my baking in its tracks, but basically all forms of cooking. Which is one of a few reasons why the blog's on extended hiatus. 

But the week before the last major heatwave, my cousin asked me to make a Mike Wazowski cake for her son's 3rd birthday. The forecast showed a promising run of weather so I said yes. Then, the day of fondant working, the forecast skipped a few days ahead and the hot weather suddenly arrived. It turned what shouldn't have been a difficult cake into a minefield of issues. Limp, stretchy cracking fondant over a melting and shifting layer of ganache is hard enough on a regular cake, but worse on a carved cake. I ended up sticking to a very simple design and still struggled achieving just that. It reminded me of what it was like to be an amateur at this. 

The only part that wasn't painful was painting the eye. I've been experimenting with painting with food dye and am starting to get better at getting the colours how I want. Now I just need to leech someone's actual painting skills from them so I can paint all the things -- any volunteers?

Specs: Cake is stacks of chocolate mudcake, carved and covered in chocolate ganache then whipped chocolate ganache. That's all covered in marshmallow fondant. The eye was painted using gel paste food colouring.

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bit-of-stuff Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
FANTASTIC! what a shame that the cake must be eaten ;__;
roundtower Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo!  Heart 

* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!  Heart 
nejo23 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The eye is AMAZIIIIIING!!! I love it ♥
Goddesofwolves Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I would but I dont have much. I have to say even with all of that it still turn out great. my friends snoop over my shoulder as I check DA and they all loved your cake too.

I can say that to have fun with it(the painting thing). I like to say start with a coloring book LOL.
zaythar Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
You are incredible!!! This is an amazing Mike Wazowski!!
valentine98 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
why don 't you have a pastry shop yet??
redfirefrog Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Wow, this is great!

Now I'm going to have to make one! :happybounce: 
LordRoseThorn Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work, also I hope it cools down somewhat so you have less issues and more happy baking time. 
amayaangeline Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow so cutee!! XD He seems very yummy!!! > <
What is chocolate mudcake?
artemecia Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Amazing !!
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