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.
- a cake, any cake..sponge cake will be good enough
- piping gel
- plastic piping bags
- dark chocolate converture
- liquid and gel coloring
- warm water
- 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.
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/