I am a cake obsessive, based in West Sussex, UK.

I started off making cakes for family and friends before giving up a proper career in favour of playing with sugar full time. Having worked for two bakeries making their wedding and celebration cakes, I am now looking toward world domination with breaks for coffee and chat.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Bomb cake - February 2015

Bomb cake for a secret agent birthday party. 

Obviously, putting a spherical thing on a flat surface has some issues when you want to pick it up and drive around corners.  I made the cake a slightly firmer chocolate Madeira sponge rather than my usual chocolate fudge cake.  I screwed a sharpened dowel into the board too.

I know some cake makers wouldn't split the cake but, while I understand the stability argument about not putting frosting inside, I'm not a fan of dry, 2 dimensional cake, and a cake should taste good above all. I think a cake needs frosting, cream or jellies to add flavour and texture.  This cake has 4 layers of cake, with 3 layers of real chocolate frosting in between.

I crumb coated the cake with a darker chocolate frosting to add stability to the sphere.  It looks pleasingly like a planet!

Covering the sphere in the oh-so-annoying-to-use black fondant wasn't as bad as I'd expected actually.  I just used a good quality paste, and some patience.

Thankfully, it's winter and not humid... If I have to do it again on an August night when there's a thunder storm outside I might have a very different experience! 

By the way, the bomb's fuse is a sparkling candle so should look pretty cool when lit! 

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