Sunday, April 11, 2010
Daniel's Lion Cake
It is 2 cake mixes, the main round cake is chocolate & the cupcakes are yellow. And 2 batches of buttercream frosting. Prepare the main round cake as directed on the box, this was two 9in cake pans, and prepare the other cake mix as directed for cupcakes. This only took 16 cupcakes around the 9in cake, they fit tight and look very cute!
Dye the 1st batch of buttercream-Wilton colors- Golden Yellow
2nd batch of buttercream- Wilton colors- Brown, Orange & more Golden Yellow
To Decorate the main round cake:
Place the 1st cake in the center of the cake disk and frost the top of the 1st layer. Place the 2nd cake on top and give it a good frost, there was some yellow left over to match with the next batch of yellow frosting. Smooth & even it out. Take a little brown frosting and put it into the corner of a sandwich baggie. For little detail jobs like this I don't mess with a pastry bag Make the face of the lion. Find the middle...and make the nose, upside down triangle and mouth. Make the little wiskers. 2 ovals make the eyes. And at the tip top on the sides make half circles for the ears.
Take your pastry bag and put a big star tip in the bottom and trim. I used yellow for the base color of half and orange for the other half Take the thinnest spatula or butter knife and smear 1 color up from the bottom up on one side. Do the same with the 2nd color. Take the base color and fill the rest of the bag, only half full. This is called striping, I got the directions from Wilton It just made the cake! Starting from the outside swirling to the center make a continuous swoop.
Arrange the cupcakes around the lion's face and wait for the ooohs & ahhhs!!
Make: 30ish servings, depending on how you cut the cake (wedges 16 or traditonal circular cake cutting will make more servings, but smaller pieces)
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