This is a cereal gravity cake I made for my son’s birthday.
It is a vanilla sponge cake with cream cheese filling and buttercream frosting. It is covered in a chocolate bowl. The milk carton is suspended by a balloon straw and covered in vanilla fondant.
Cereal Gravity Cake Instructions
- The cake itself was baked in one half of a ball cake pan.
- Once the cake was cooled, I cut it in half and filled it with the cream cheese filling.
- I gave it a crumb coat in the buttercream and placed it in the fridge to set.
- The next step was to make the chocolate bowl.
How to Make the Chocolate Bowl
- I used a metal bowl with a lip around the rim.
- I cut a piece of parchment paper in a large circle and covered the bowl with it.
- I tucked the paper under the lip and applied my first coat of chocolate.
- After the first coat had set up (I waited for a half an hour) I added a second thicker coat of chocolate.
- I let this coat set and added one more layer just to make it more sturdy.
- I carefully turned the bowl upside down in my hand and removed the metal bowl.
- Then I was ready to glue in my straw and add my cake.
Assembling the Gravity Cake and Adding Finishing Touches
- I added a small dollop of chocolate to the center of my chocolate bowl and glued the base of my balloon straw to it.
- After it set up for a few minutes I added the straw.
- Next I slid my cake down the straw and into the bowl.
- Once it was all the way in, I iced the top of the cake.
- Then, I added the frosted flake cereal, leaving a small gap around the straw for my fondant.
- Next, I placed a piece of fondant in the opening of my milk carton.
- I poked the straw through it and then removed the milk carton off the straw so I could cover the straw in fondant.
- I rolled out a piece of fondant in a snake shape and slowly pushed it down the straw.
- Once I had the straw covered I pulled on it and shaped it to look like pouring milk.
- I also added a few teardrop shaped pieces of fondant to the pouring milk and on the cereal.
- Next I cut four triangles from the fondant and pulled and stretched them out.
- I then placed them around the straw to give the illusion of splashes of milk.
- Then I added the spoon and milk carton back to the cake.
I loved making this cake (or any cake… lol). My son loves cereal and could eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. So, I thought this would be the perfect cake for him.