Today was perhaps one of the hardest letters to work in relation to food. X, what does one do with X? The first thought came to mind was X for X-treme foods. But as my dear friend eatlocalorlando pointed out ” Extreme starts with E”. Oh well, back to square one.. So I was stuck without a theme for today’s challenge. Finally, it dawned on me that I recently made a cake which some people may consider X-Rated.
Even though, this is quite out of the box even for me; the amusing reactions I had from my friends and family while creating this cake made it worth sharing with my readers. Now I am not a baker per se, my expertise lies in savory dishes. Though, I do make petite desserts, I haven’t ever played with fondant. Now, I appreciate the beauty of fondant cakes but rarely have I eaten one which tastes good too. I do enjoy looking at beautiful food, that said personally for me, taste is the only criteria that matters. How do I make my cake not only good, but taste delicious too?
Eventually I decided on creating two flavors for the cake and then decorating it with fondant so that I can please both the chocoholics and the basic sweet lovers. This was my very first attempt at working with fondant, but it wasn’t as difficult as I anticipated. Honestly, the hardest part was carving the ‘perfect’ hourglass figure and trying to replicate the skin tone. Whew! What an achievement. The flavors I chose for the cake were Lemon Cake with Lemon Meringue Icing and a Dark Chocolate Cake with Lemon Meringue Icing.
If you are in a mood to play around with your food, shoot me a comment and I will email the recipe and tricks of this particular recipe.
The best part about making this cake was the fun my friends and I had while trying to carve, color, and mold this cake and all the giggles when we revealed the birthday cake. After all, it was a surprise! It certainly turned out to be a great day in spite of my nervousness, hesitation, and the countless hours we spent trying to create the perfect X-Rated Cake!!
A big thank you and special mention to my dearest friends Callie and Ripa, without them this cake would have just been a dream!!