Sunday, May 31, 2009

Scrabble Cake

My friend Bec celebrated her birthday with a scrabble party and her boyfriend thought of making a scrabble cake. So I jumped at the challenge, I've never really decorated a themed cake before. It took us ages and I struggled a little with lots of small things like getting a proper red colour but am really pleased with the finished look. Her surname is hale in case you were wondering.

So how did I do it? I got white icing ruled off squares, and then used paint brushes to paint on food dye on to the squares and made tiles and a little holder out of the icing and stuck them on with a little bit of water. It sounds easier that it actually was though, well for the novice me. The dye kept leaking on to other squares, and even though I made a little diagram on which colours to paint where I stuffed up and I kept smudging the writing.

We made the scrabble board first and then made the cake on the day. We made the easy vegan choc cake and the chocolate frosting from vegweb. I wasn't overally impressed with either but that could just be our errors like overcooking the cake. The cake was moist but didn't seem sweet or chocolately enough and the icing was unlike any that I made before because it was cooked and the texture was a little like pudding. In the middle, we put mashmallow icing which I will discuss in more detail next.


The funny thing was Bec's sister turned up with a scrabble cake too.

10 comments:

Cindy said...

I think you're underselling the cake - I really liked the texture, and the chocolate icing was great!

steph said...

That cake looks pretty adorable though!

Mandee said...

I think it looks fantastic and you did a great job! Lucky Bec :)

lisa said...

It's amazing!!!!! Worthy of multiple exclamation marks!!!!! I am very jealous!!!!

Theresa said...

For all your self-doubt, I think the cake looks really great! Excellent decorating skills, Kristy.

Johanna said...

What a clever cake - looks great and seems your efforts were well worthwhile!

kristy said...

Thanks everyone!

Buttons said...

you are officially amazing!

I'm Philippa O said...

this looks fantastic! you're so clever!

BUTTERFLY said...

Wonderful cake considering that I like the game Scrabble.Did you really eat up this cake?