I appreciate your patience with getting to the final product of this volcano cake…but the end is finally in sight! I hope the process that overtook this week held your interest; it was certainly all encompassing for me! I was even dreaming about this cake during the week I was working on it. So much fun!
Here’s a few peeks at the final product:
Transporting the cake to it’s final location…steady, steady, steady!
Made it! Phew!
It was fun creating the beach scene…imagining that it was a couple who abandoned their flip flops, surfboards, and cocktails to do a little snorkeling.
I can’t decide if the turtle, octopus, or fish is my favorite! It might be the octopus, as it’s pretty silly looking and I freehanded it.
The lava on the volcano was rock candy, made from boiling sugar and water until the hard crack stage, then coloring it red and drizzling it in random streams.
It was my goal to have almost everything edible, so even the seashells shown are made from melted white chocolate that were different colors marbled together.
I got a little carried away when making the seashells though, so some served as nice little cake appetizers!
Mmmmm! The brown coloring came from peanut butter, so the starfish were extra yummy!
The birthday girl in action! Dried ice in the volcano added smoke, creating a more dramatic feel to the cake.
The destruction of the volcano cake! I’ve been asked many times how it felt to watch the cake be cut, and honestly…I couldn’t have been happier! I don’t think I would have been able to slice up the cake myself, but to watch it be enjoyed as it was intended was quite satisfying. I think I would have been bummed it people refused to cut the cake because they didn’t want to mess it up. Fortunately, that didn’t happen!
I learned so much from this experience, and I really appreciate you allowing me to share this project with you. I’ll do my best to get off this cake kick and have some new stuff for you next week!