Saturday, April 25, 2015
Easy Cross Cake - How-To
Given that I have two second graders, it's a time of many masses, parties and cakes.
I added the Chalice and the Host made out of fondant, which I painted with Wilton's Pearl Dust.
What You Need:
9x13 cake, baked and cooled (I recommend a white cake if you've never done this before... fewer crumbs)
5-6 cups Decorator's Buttercream Icing (more if you want to add filling)
4 oz. white fondant
Silver or Gold Pearl Dust
Cut the cake into three pieces:
4" x 13" (left), 4.5" x 5" (top right), 8.5" x 5" (bottom right)
Click the link for a tutorial on How to Cover a Cake With Icing. The tutorial will help you get fewer crumbs into your cake.
Chocolate Ganache Icing. To add the wood texture, I used a fork, like I did with this Tree Stump Cake.
The Fondant chalice and host were made similar to how I did the accessories in this Fire Truck Cake Tutorial.
Lemon Curd filling. My one guy wanted it to look just like a host, so I imprinted a little cross in it. (Note: Lemon Curd must be refrigerated, so if your husband happens to leave the cake out of the fridge overnight, you will have to remake it. Please don't ask me how I know this!)
Click the Links Below to See:
How to Make a Cake Mix Taste Homemade
How to Cover a Cake with Icing (not crumbs)
How to Level a Cake