Tuesday, June 22, 2010

TWD Dressy Chocolate Loaf Cake

This TWD pick worked out perfectly for us! My son turned three last week and asked for chocolate cake and vanilla frosting and Thomas. I was thrilled that the cake would match the TWD schedule! (though I'll have to try the whole choc frosting/jam combo another time). It was a nice solid cake and it held up really well to the carving and fondant.

I used Wendy's Thomas tutorial for pics on shaping the cake which were really helpful. One thing I learned if I try this again was to purchase ready-made black and red fondant. For the black, I added cocoa powder that made it taste pretty good, though it got a little crumbly. Even with the tasty cocoa fondant, I think I'd prefer a trip to Michael's for some Wilton with a five and three year old along than have to knead black or red again. :)

I thought this cannibalistic-ish pic was just a little funny....

The picture looks a little rough, my husband kept sneaking off little slivers leaving a very appealing crust of fondant. But I wanted to make sure I got a quick picture before it was all gone! Thanks to Amy of Amy Ruth Bakes for this week's TWD pick!


Mary said...

What a great birthday cake! Your train looks perfect, and it certainly looks like it was well liked!

AmyRuth said...

That is the cutest cake ever!!!! Wow you did an amazing job and it truly is dressed up Kid Style. Perfecto What an amazing job. I wish Dorie could see.

Thank you for baking along with me this week
Happy Birthday to the Boy!

TeaLady said...

What a cute way to use Dorie's cake.

Great job.