CAKE FLAVOR: Churro Cake
FILLING(S): Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting, Dulce de Leche, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Crumble
OUTER FROSTING: Italian Meringue Buttercream
DECOR: Rock Candy and Edible Gold Leaf
This cake was for my very first friend from college, Donna. She, like many of us this year, was turning the big 3-0 so I had to make something extra special for her. She personally requested a churro cake which is her favorite cake of mine, and very popular amongst the rest of my friends as well. As for the design, she pretty much left it up to me.
Two main things I know about Donna that will never change is that she LOVES the Lakers and the color green. I've been wanting to try making a geode cake for the longest time since I've seen it all over social media. I thought this might be a good time to try it out since I would be able to incorperate green into the design and it was also a little flashy since 30 is a big year and all.
The design of the cake was very easy to make, even though i was so scare to cut into my perfectly frosted cake. AFter I cut a huge gouge into the cake, I care cully placed individual pieces of rock candy (that I previously colored) with a tweezer. It was also my fist time using gold leaf. I would say that was the most difficult part. Its so thin and it would blow away with the smallest gust of wind or movement. But, I was so happy with the end result and so was Donna.
Oh and a little story about the night of the party. It was at Los Angeles Ale Works which is a brewery. That night happened to be art night so it was pretty crowded. Greg and I couldn't find anyone we knew. So here I am walking in a very crowded brewery with a cake in my hand. I was so scared someone was going to turn around quickly and knock it out of my hands. Luckily we found them out side and the cake got to the table safe and sound. The other issue we ran into was that we did not have a knife nor did we have any untensils or plates. Luckily one of our friends had pocket knife, which we cleaned. Also, there was a food truck there were we got some sporks and pieces of foil that we made into plates. In the end, everything worked out perfectly! =)
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