I won't do this very often, but this is a non-makeup related post. I doubt I have mentioned this before, but makeup is not my first passion. I love all things food. I took a culinary program last year at college and am hoping to take a baking course soon as well. My ultimate goal is to open my own dessert place with a bar, where people can go for after dinner food and drinks. Anyways, that's enough about my personal life, on to the fun cake!
Today was my cousin's son's 4th birthday. She has two adorable kids who I babysit quite often. I love those little guys, they are so much fun! Every year for each of their birthdays my dad and I get together and bake them a fun cake! This year my little cousin wanted a Ratatouille themed cake.
We decided we wanted a cake that looked like a plate pied high with pasta that had the main character, Remy the rat, sitting on top. This is what we came up with:
The cake is a golden cake baked in a bundt pan for a domed shape. We then shaved some off the top to stuff in the hole. A crumb coat of orange flavoured buttercream went on next.
The pasta is yellow fondant that we ran through a pasta maker and the sauce is buttercream mixed with strawberry jam and red, orange and brown food colouring. The character and spoon sticking out of the left side I molded out of fondant and the meatballs are chocolate ganache truffles rolled in crushed chocolate cheerios.
This was a lot of fun to make. I don't often bake things where I get to mold stuff or go to crazy on the decorating. That's it for the cake! Sorry there were no makeup pictures. I might occasionally throw in something I have made if it looks particularly delicious in the future.
What do you think? Would you be alright with occasionally seeing food related posts?