Sunday, October 18, 2009

Edible Snails

A week back was my friend's Nina's birthday. So we made snails. She LOVES snails! The first thing we did was bake a box of brownies. Next we took the brownies and mushed them up with 3/4 can of cream cheese frosting. We shaped them into disks. Put them in the freezer for 15 minutes or leave them in the fridge for a few hours.It was 2 in the morning when we did this. So we ended up making the excess into this.
I know classy right.
The next day we sent it across the hall with our friend to eat in front of his roommates and this is what happened.

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We dipped the brownie disks in white chocolate to make the snail shells. We used marshmallow fondant dyed with food coloring to create the bodies.
Here's the elusive snailacorn! .
She really loved the result. Happy Birthday Nina Snail! I would like the thank my friends for all they're help making these sweet little critters.
Everything's Hunkdorky,
Kelly

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Circuit Board Cake

Today when I checked my inbox I found this awesome techy cake:

This cake was made by Hunky Dorky reader Kaylen Treu for her father's birthday! He's one lucky nerd Dad! Wait, is that a dad whose a nerd or the father of one? Hmm, I guess in this family it applies both ways.

Here's Kaylen's directions on how she created this computer chip confectionery.

You make your cake, whatever flavor, (this one is excellent: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/One-Bowl-Chocolate-Cake-III/Detail.aspx) and wait until it cools. You have to flip it out onto a cake board. If the top is't flat enough, cut that part off. Frost it with some homemade buttercream icing (good recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Buttercream-Frosting/Detail.aspx). Dye the fondant that dark green color by mixing black and green (use gloves) and save a lump to dye the light green color by using just a little bit of the green. Wilton's icing coloring works well. For the circuitry use Royal Icing (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Royal-Icing-III/Detail.aspx). It's the stuff you use on a ginger bread house and it doesn't taste all that good but it's just for a little design.

Thanks for sharing Kaylen! I'm sure your dad was thrilled.

Everything's HunkyDorky,
Sponzar