Have some cake

I’m sorry, here I am again apologising for being a bad host, but what can I say, meatspace is demanding right now. But we got to celebrate the little one’s birthday this year, with cake and her first Covid shot.

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The filling is one of my favourite fillings right now: a cream cheese and cream filling stabilized and favoured with jello, in this case lemon jello. It makes for a light filling and you can add fruit to taste.

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Next step: frosting with vanilla buttercream. Thankfully it doesn’t have to be too even. This is after the cake spent some time in the freezer, because on top you get mirror glaze.

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When working with mirror glaze, you always have leftovers. I decided to refrigerate them and use them for Halloween. Here’s two things I learned:

  1. Purple mirror glaze resists all efforts to be died black. It will just become deep purple (haha)
  2. My cellar wasn’t cool enough to let the frozen and glazed cakes thaw slowly. They decided to spontaneously disintegrate.

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Well, on Halloween things are supposed to look horrible, aren’t they?


  1. kestrel says

    I was excited to see the blog title, I just love what you do with cakes! It’s a lucky thing for me I live so far away, I would most certainly want to have some cake, and not just a little bit, either… yum!

  2. Jazzlet says

    Fine work, and the disintegrating halloween cake has a certain Lovecraftian vibe (the modern feminist kind of Lovecraftian rather than that which the racist sexist old horror would have gone for himself) which is entirely appropriate for Halloween.

  3. Ice Swimmer says

    Gorgeous fireworks cake. Also the last one is hatching from hardened volcanic glass. But it wouldn’t have encountered emptiness, eagles and snow.

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