Saturday, April 4, 2009
Would you like some candy little boy.....
Here's a cake I made for a friend's birthday. He has a thing about a "crunch/moosh" factor when eating desserts. He has to have something crunchy to match the mooshiness of the cake and frosting..ta dah! I think this fits the bill.
Once again I used Bakerella's fantastic recipe for moist (the word I hate most in the English language :) ) yellow cake and baked it in 2-9" pans instead of 3-8" pans because, well really, I don't have any 8" pans! The remaining batter made 6 mini cupcakes. This recipe has you cool the cake layers in the pans for 5-10 minutes and then taking them out of the pans and immediately wrapping in plastic wrap. She's wasn't kidding when she said she'd found it...the resulting layers are very soft and moist. I did not add the sugar water spray this time as I felt the layers didn't need it.
After cooling completely, I sliced each of the 2 layers horizontally and filled and frosted the cake with Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting substituting half the milk for hot brewed coffee.....sweeeeeet!
I broke the KitKats into twos and dabbed some frosting onto each section, stuck them on the cake and filled the top with Hershey's Kissables. Tied a ribbon around for safety reasons :) and it was good to go. Just an FYI...the cake weighed about 7 pounds! :).
Many thanks to my new FB friend Rayelle for inspiration....if you are in the DC area...she's the one to call for all your cakery needs! Thanks Rayelle!