My daughter attends a daycare center with the most wonderful teachers! The daycare director, Melanie, is a great person and she and I share a love of coffee and mochas. For her birthday, I surprised her with this Cup of Coffee cake at the daycare.
The basic shape of the cake was achieved using the Wilton Wonder Mold, the one used to make doll cakes. I just flipped it upside down and trimmed a little off the top. The cake was frosted with buttercream in white, blue, and green, using a star tip. The handle of the coffee cup is actually a strip cut out from a milk jug and poked into the cake to create a loop. It was then frosted with buttercream to match the cake.
The “coffee” is just brown buttercream, and the “whipped topping” is white buttercream. The chocolate drizzle is regular old Hershey’s chocolate sauce.
It was quite a hit at daycare, and she appreciated her cake being themed to match something she loves.