A picture of Sonic in the making...
After my last cake carving experience, I was able to work on giving Sonic a more 3D appearance. Maybe next time I can make him sit up! (hmmm that might be a little ambitious for now!).
The Sonic blue was so hard to achieve though! It seemed that no matter how much blue colouring I added, the fondant was still a bright turquoise instead of a nice deep blue :( Finally I saw online that some people added purple or red to deepen their blue. I would never have thought of doing that, but it worked. Petty soon my turquoise was starting to look more like Sonic's blue! Thank goodness! It would have been hard to explain to a 6 year old why Sonic was turquoise :P
Again this took longer than I expected to put together and decorate (I have to work on my time management skills!) but it was so exciting to see it all come together.
The thing about carved cakes is that unfortunately all the carved bits of the cakes go to waste. I have made cake balls out of the leftovers before but I was feeling a bit lazy this weekend, plus I like to experiment with new things! So this weekend, I made a choco-misu with the leftover chocolate mud cake from the Sonic cake.
So what is a choco-misu? Well, it's basically a chocolate version of a tiramisu... layers of crumbed chocolate cake drizzled with Kahlua between chocolate mousse and topped off with fresh vanilla whipped cream. Yum. This would have also worked well with some tinned cherries in between, but I didn't have any on hand. Oh well, next time!
Choco-misu how to:
Chocolate Mousse - I used a packet mix (told you I was feeling lazy...)
Vanilla whipped cream - Use approx 1 cup thickened cream, add 1 tablespoon of icing sugar and 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla paste. Mix on high until the cream thickens to whipped cream consistency then stir in 1 tablespoon of Kahlua.
Assemble - Spread a layer of chocolate mousse on the bottom of the dish, crumble the leftover chocolate cake on top and drizzle with some Kahlua. Repeat until you run out of mousse or chocolate cake. Spread the vanilla whipped cream right on top and sprinkle with chocolate shavings.