This map cake was to celebrate Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday. (Yes it’s a science geek thing). The cake is vanilla cappuccino (you can make a buttercream icing but add a bunch of espresso instead of milk or cream to get an incredible flavor).
To get the map (which is a map of the route that Darwin took on his voyages around the world) onto the cake, I printed a copy of it in reverse, taped wax paper over it, piped it the way I wanted with buttercream, and put it in the freezer for about an hour. Flip it over onto the cake and voila!
To make the figurines, I used white chocolate truffle (it’s easier than you think, you can Google search for a recipe) and just dyed and formed it. For those of you non-science geeks, the ship Darwin was on was called the Beagle, hence the reason he’s riding a dog – just a weird science joke.
2 thoughts on “Coolest Map Cake”
Ha! The cake looks fantastic, and I love your play on the name of Darwin’s ship (the “Beagle”)! Great job.
Thanks for the tip on the buttercream flavor. I am going to try that with a kahlua flavored cake….sounds yummy!
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