Saturday, December 29, 2012


I didn't expect that life could be so much fun lately. Am enjoying every moment of my life and approaching my retirement gracefully. I learned new things each day, things that I never envisaged that I could do...from fondant, to cake decoration, and now learning cartoon artwork cake. Honestly am not good at drawing but this was really fun. Designing a cartoon cake is not as difficult as it looks. With some basic baking supplies, you can make a cartoon cake yourself and make the birthday party one to remember. The base cake can be any flavor you choose, and you can make the cake from scratch or use a mix. 

You Need

- a cake, any cake..sponge cake will be good enough
- buttercream
- piping gel
- plastic piping bags
- dark chocolate converture
- liquid and gel coloring
- warm water
- spatula
- sample of cartoon picture to the actual size to be done on the cake
- cake liner paper/parchment paper/tracing paper/baking paper
- pencil/small tip marker/edible ink pen

Draw the basic cake design on a notepad. The cake design can be as elaborate you like. If you are new to cake decorating, keep the design to a single layer cake with frosting designs. If you have decorated cakes before or want to experiment, add as many layers as you like. Consider the final cake, complete with decorations, frosting and accessories in your design. Color the pattern in and make note of the different colors you will need.

Prepare the necessary frosting and fondant colors. Color before chilling. Work the food coloring in. For even coloring, work the food coloring or color paste in thoroughly.  I used buttercream. Refrigerate the cake for about 20 minutes, or until the frosting is stiff to the touch.

Place the tracing paper on top of the cartoon image, secure it with masking tape. Trace the outline of the cartoon using pen or pencil., Melt the chocolate and insert in the piping bag. Pipe the chocolate outline set. Leave for a while till dry.

Remove the cake from the fridge and transfer the chocolate scatch on the cake. Do it carefully and slowly peel the paper off the cake. The transfer drawing are ready  for coloring. Color your gel  accordingly and insert into an individual piping bag. You are ready to start your artwook.

Buttercream Recipe
800 g creamwell
1 can condensed milk

Beat creamwell till soft. Add in flavour and condensed milk. Continue beating until until cream is smooth and well blend/


Evelyn Gemina said...

Nice work kak paty : )

Eunice said...

Hi Paty,
Sorry not too sure about the tracing of the picture.
Do u mean we pipe the chocolate onto the picture outline that was drawn using pen or pencil and transfer it to the cake after hardening?

Paty's Kitchen - Cook with passion. said...

Hi Eunice you are right you need to cut some converture dark insert in a piping beg, drop it in a hot boiling water...the chocolate will melt. (no need to double boil its to little and this technique is much better,

Spread some butter cream on to your drawing until its transparent enough. Then you pipe the chocolate to outline the drawing. Harden it and transfer to the cake.

You just need lightly press the chocolate and the chocolate will form a very sharp outline. Sorry I I missed the chocolate picture and the piping gel picture.

This is the sharpest way to get the outline. I hope this explanation helps.

Paty's Kitchen - Cook with passion. said...

Thanks Evelyn..tapi tak sehebat hasil kerja Evelyn..akak suka ur magic fingers...kemas selalu

Eunice said...

Thanks for yr response.
Wish you a happy new year!

Paty's Kitchen - Cook with passion. said...

Welcome Eunice and Happy New year to you too...I will show the chocolate outline technique shud be more clearer to understand

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