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Healthy Novelty Cakes

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Decorating a cake requires patience which may discourage people who are setting forth in the confectionary industry. However, as is the case of every good thing, novelty cakes may look complicated to make, but in fact are very easy to make. One can make this process a lot easier with store bought frosting and boxed cake mixes. Some cakes which are a lot in demand are listed as below:

Sports Ball Cake

Sports cakes can be made of any ball game as usually all of them are round. The batter can be baked in a metal mixing bowl which is sprayed with a nonstick cooking spray. This works better than using a cake pan. One requires a 2 qt mixing bowl for each box of cake mix. One can test the cake after 40 minutes by inserting a wooden skewer into the center. One needs to allow the cake to cool in the bowl for about 20 minutes. One can run a knife between the edge of the cake and the bowl to loosen the cake. Before inverting the bowl, one needs to place a serving platter or a cake plate. To make the sports cake more realistic, one can decorate it with tinted icing to represent the correct sports ball. For instance black shoestring liquorice and orange frosting will make a basketball cake and alternate white and black frosting is football cake.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake

One can bake a strawberry cake in a heart shaped pan. One can tint the frosting with red paste food coloring and frost the whole cake. The liquid food coloring is no match for the paste food coloring as it gives a richer red color. One can add the leaves on top of the “strawberry” by cutting green taffy into the shape of leaves and pasting them on top of the strawberry. One can apply sliced almonds to give the appearance of seeds. To add a special touch, one can place chocolate candy melts to the icing. One can place wax paper strips under the cake to cover the serving platter. This helps make minimal mess. The melted candy melts can be poured over the bottom to give an appearance of a strawberry dipped in chocolate.

Beach Cakes

These novelty cakes can be created in shape of any cake. To depict sea side one can use food coloring to represent water and then the entire cake can be frosted. One can crush wafers of vanilla or graham crackers to depict sand. Fruit roll ups in colors of green can represent weed.

These are some of the cakes that can be made by people who have time on their hands and want to create a truly memorable cakes. Novelty cakes are usually baked to either commemorate a special event or to turn an ordinary event into a special events. So, to make your event special, go ahead and make a novelty cake for yourself!

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January 19th, 2011 at 12:34 am

How to Make a Cake Tips

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There are different types of cakes, and even more different ways to make cakes. Making cakes is easy. The trick is knowing how to make a cake. There are a few recipes to make different kinds of cake.

Materials required:

2 1/2 cup all purpose flour

2/3 cup of butter

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/4 cup of milk

2 eggs

1/2 tsp salt

1 3/4 cup of sugar

1 1/2 tsp of vanilla

Cake Pans


Mixing Bowl

Hand Mixers

Wire Cooling Racks



Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F

Grease and lightly flour two round 8 inch cake pans and keep them away for later use

Combine baking powder, flour and salt in a small mixing bowl and set it aside

Beat butter or margarine with a hand mixer at medium speed for 30 seconds in a large mixing bowl.

Add sugar and vanilla to the mixture and beat well

Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition

Next, the dry flour and milk alternately beating on low speed until just combined

The batter is then poured into cake pans

It is baked till 35 to 40 minutes until a toothpick is inserted through the middle of the cake and comes out clean

The cakes are then cooled on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

The cakes are removed from pans and cooled thoroughly.

It can be frosted as per requirement

Listed below are the steps on how to make a cake that is shaped like a pillow. These cakes are innovative and are fun to make. So, what are the materials required for making this funny cake. The materials required and the steps to make it are listed as below:

Materials needed-


Color for the fondant


Rolling pin

Frozen cake



Serrated knife


Freeze the cake. The dimensions of the cake can be an 8″*3″ either whole or torted.

Once the cake is frozen the 1 inch from the edge of the cake and place a toothpick in the spot. The process is repeated from other sides

With the serrated knife, one can score a curved line from one corner to the toothpick and then to the opposite corner. The process can be repeated for the other sides.

The cake is cut into a straight line, along the curved line. This process is rpeated on all sides too

Take the serrated knife and the edges can be carved to make it tapering

Continue the carving until the desired look is achieved

The cake is then flipped over to repeat the process.

After the carving is done, the bottom side of the cake is attached to a cake board. The cake is then iced with butter cream

The fondant is rolled out to cover the cake. To smoothen the cake, elevate the cake and the fondant is draped on the cake.

The excess fondant is trimmed

Place the raw product in the refrigerator and wait for it to cool and solidify the raw dough. To make sure, the fondant stays on cake, apply a little more pressure while smoothening out the cake.

These are some cakes which can be made on a day one decides to learn how to make a cake. These are the cakes with which one can take tentative steps into baking.

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January 13th, 2011 at 4:35 am

Steps in Making Uncooked Fondant

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Fondant is very easy to make – all one has to do, really, is to mix all the ingredients together and that’s it! But care has to be given in such a way so that the fondant will appear smooth and silky, without bumps, and the sweetness is evenly distributed all throughout. A simple recipe for fondant involves mixing just three and a half cups of powdered sugar with one third cup each of corn syrup and hot water. No need to cook – just mix together to form a dough, and that’s it.

Steps in Making European Fondant

On the other hand, European fondant needs to be cooked. First off, boil a pound of sugar with 1/5 pound of glucose and some water. After boiling, cool down a bit and then work into the fondant by folding the mixture with a scraper, until the fondant assumes a creamy and smooth consistency. European fondant can be used or eaten as soon as it is cooked or stored in a sealed, air tight container for future use.

Where Can Fondant Be Used

Fondant is generally used as candy or confectionery, and because of its rather sleek consistency, it is among the most common confectionery items used for wedding favors, with the others being bourbon and meringue. Fondant can also be used as icing for cakes, or even as the cake itself!

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November 18th, 2010 at 8:24 am

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