Pittsburgh Penguins Cake

Pittsburgh Penguins Cake!

I made this on Saturday, it’s a 10″ chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. I made the penguin earlier in the week and let me just say… it was more difficult then I expected! But that was really the only thing that had to be made for the cake.

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I will admit this.. although mayeb I shouldn’t… but I originally cut out the words “Happy Birthday Nick!”. Then right before I put the letters on the cake I was like “Let me just double check that!” and turns out it was Mike not Nick! Thank GOD Iย  double checked! That would’ve been terrible!

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I used my awesome pearl mold for this cake too! I seriously love that thing! This cake was obviously for a guy and the black pearls looked manly still ๐Ÿ™‚ It just makes the cake look so much more professional I feel like!

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Short post! But that was my only weekend cake to do! And now I surprisingly have none booked! Which is kind of nice.. I like to take a break every now and then!

Happy Holidays everyone!

xoxo

-Dani

A Slice of Cake Never Made Anyone Fat!

Today is a simple post on a simple topic: HOW TO CUT A CAKE!

I can hear you now “Um, I know how to cut a cake” but do you?

I’ve found that most people just cut into a cake like they would a pie, but that just ain’t right! A cake needs to be able to serve enough people and that kind of pie-cutting-technique just doesn’t cut it! No pun intended ๐Ÿ™‚

I strangely found this method out at Enchanted Castle. The place Cameron had his 3rd birthday at and I made the Mike the Knight Cake for! The employees there must cut and serve any cakes that are brought in. At first I was like, “Nooooo she is savagely cutting into the cake that took me 3 hours to assemble!” but then I watched in amazement, and took notes. After secretly tearing up seeing the fondant dragon be tossed in the garbage, but that’s neither here nor there! Lets cut a cake people!

This cake was made for this blog post, therefore it was frosted quickly and has no middle layer. It wasn’t being served to anyone and was only for educational purposes… so please hold back your judgment ๐Ÿ™‚

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It’s a 10 inch cake. I usually say this feeds about 20 people, lets put my estimation to the test.

Its frosted in yellow, with a #3 stencil put down and sprinkles poured on top. Just to give it a little somethin’ somethin’ for this tutorial.

No one said its pretty alright?! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I used aย steak knife. Just to show you don’t need some weird fancy cake knife to do this.

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First, start by cutting a big circle in the middle. Try and make it as even on all the sides as possible but no need to get crazy about it. On a 10″ cake, a 5″ circle in the middle should be good.

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Now, were going to take our knife and cut along the outside like so

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Keep cutting!

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Cut it up like this, or serve as you go. Either way you’ll get the same result.

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Keep serving those slices!

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Now were left with this little circle in the middle.

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Cut down the center of it

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Then down the center the other way, making a cross.

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Continue the typical pie cut for the entire center.

and VOILA! The entire cake is now cut and served.

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I laid all of the slices on parchment paper to show how many I got with a 10″ cake!

Again, this cake would normally have a middle layer but I only made it to show how to cut it, so typically these slices would have a center of frosting as well.

My original estimation was 20 slices…. and I ended up with 31! These are pretty good slices too!

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Here’s a slice on my hand to scale! They’re thick too, about 2- 2 1/2 inches I’d say!

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And there you have it! a 10″ cake serves roughly 30 people depending on slice size! Seriously, next time you’re faced with the dreaded task of cake cutting, do it this way and it will never let you down!

Hope this was helpful! Now go have your cake and eat it to!