Sunday, 24 November 2013
Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Xmas Cake (Daughter's 15th)
This is actually purple but the artificial light has made it look green. I'll change the picture when i can take a photo in daylight. Inside the bottom tier is a red vanilla sponge, the top tier and hill are chocolate sponge. I used gumtrag hardner for the first time to make the curl on the hill, very impressed. The advice was to leave it overnight to harden in a warm dry place, as i needed it the same day i put the grill on in the oven and sat it on the lowered door, it worked a treat. Unfortunately the hill was not strong enough to hold the swirl even with cocktail stick inserts so i had to add a support beneath. I used a silicone mould for the pearls but made everything else myself including Jack Skellington. I was a bit rushed what with my son and daughter having their birthdays the same day so next time any characters would have to be made in advance in order to harden so that they can hold thier own and not have to rest on the cake.