Friday, 30 November 2012

Converse Cake

It's Friday!!! The last few days I've been doing a first aid course and I'm finishing up today with an exam....but not even this has dampened my Friday spirits. I got a little Christmas shopping done yesterday evening, packed for a four day trip west and managed to put together this 'Last Minute' request for a Converse Cake. Fairly productive evening really. 

First and foremost many older kids and teenagers don't really like eating cake, so as an alternative to sponge or chocolate cake, I made this cake out of gooey marshmallow and white chocolate krispie squares. When making an odd shaped cake like this shoe, rice krispie squares are really pliable and easy to mould so can make your life a whole lot easier....and of course their delicious!



White Chocolate and Marshmallow Krispie Squares

Ingredients
200g Marshmallows (large)
150g White Chocolate
80g Butter
3 tbsp Golden Syrup
500g Rice Krispies
Food Colouring (optional)

Method
1. In a large pot, over a medium heat, melt the butter, white chocolate and marshmallows, 
   stirring continuously to prevent the mixture burning.
2. Once semi-melted, add the golden syrup. Continue to stir until everything is melted and pale 
    pink in colour. At this point remove from the heat and stir in food colouring if desired.
3. Stir in the Rice Krispies and continue to mix until all of the cereal is well coated.



Decoration
- I used Tesco roll out fondant icing and Americolor gel food colourings to achieve the pink and 
  grey colouring.
- I moulded the general shape of the boot from the Rice Krispies and went from there.
- For the 'Converse' written detail, I used food colouring with a little clear alchohol and a very 
  fine brush.



E-D's Notes
- Food colouring can be a nice touch when making cakes. For example is making a blue cake, 
  having blue krispies inside.
- Ensure that you stir vigorously the entire time that the mixture is melting as it burns quite  
  easily.

9 comments:

  1. I want it!!
    It's perfect, at firt sight, i thought it was a real converse, and when i read your post...it was a cake!!!
    Really i love your work, always is a surprise

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words! It really means a lot!x

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  2. Well done Emma, all on your own this time : ) x

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  3. That is awesome! Thanks for the step by step photos!

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  4. you made this 4 my sisters b-day it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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