I was asked to make a cake for my nieces 10 Year wedding anniversay. With a little research I found out the flower was a daffodil and the color was blue for the 10th anniversary. Her invitations had a heart carved into a tree with their initials, so I went with the heart shaped cake. I started with a 14 inch, 10 inch, and 6 inch heart shaped cakes. I use a modified box mix. One box of yellow cake mix, one box of vanilla pudding, 1 cup milk, 1 cup oil and 4 eggs. For these pans I used 6 cake mixes and had plenty left over. I started a week ahead of time making the daffodils out of royal icing. This was new for me so I wanted to have plenty of time in case I had problems with the flowers. I used buttercream icing tinted blue with white boarders. I created a mound of buttercream icing and used the daffodils to cover the top of the 6 inch cake and then brought them down the front of the cake. I didn't like all the blue showing through, so I used a small star tip and filled in between the flowers with white icing. Since I could not find a 10 year cake topper, I used a "D" for their last name.
A friend asked me to make something special as she wanted to surprise her hubby on their 2nd wedding anniversary.. she wanted something with Bacardi and not the run of the mill stuff you get at the commercial cake shops.. but left the design etc totally upto me.. Boy!! when someone trusts you it becomes quite a challenge to think of what they would like.. and i honestly couldnt think beyond the heart.. what else could give it that extra special touch...
i baked the double chocolate brownie .. poured over some bacardi white over it.. smeared it with some bacardi ganache and a glazed icing but couldnt think further... suddenly my creativity got the better of me and i said why not decorate the sides with white and dark chocolate hearts..with a few fallen on the cake board.. and after the glazed icing was dry i took white chocolate in a piping bag and piped out the words ' My heart beats for you' with the figure of 'heartbeats like shown on an Eco-cardiogram :D..
The couple loved the cake - so did the guests and i got repeat ideas for this same cake for Valentine's day as well :D
This cake is so easy to make and everyone enjoys it. Tastes great!!!! Looks so cool when finished. People actually think it's a litter box sitting on the buffet table.
First you need to purchase a brand new cat litter box with a litter pooper scooper. I got mine at the dollar store.
To bake your cake you will need two cake mixes. I use spice cake and vanilla cake. Bake both cakes separately, as normal. When cool. Break up cakes and mix in litter box. Add instant pudding to the mixture so as to make it thick. I use vanilla instant pudding mix. Then melt down some tootsie rolls. Bury some of them in the cake mixture. Spread some on the side of the box and have some sticking out of the cake mix. Then add some green sparkling candy decoration so it looks like the crystals in the kitty litter. So realistic!!! People love it.
I couldn’t believe all the compliments I received on this cake. I have made this cake almost every Halloween. It’s definitely a winner. You might try using different cake mixes and possibly chocolate pudding. I prefer the vanill
I used a regular cake mix for the body and baked it in a Pyrex bowl. For the head and feet I made my own bowls out of foil. I froze then crumb coated before I decorated. I used colored vanilla icing for the body and chocolate for the shell. I crushed graham cracker crumbs for the sand and made icing to look like water.