HAVE TO SHARE MY EXCITEMENT: ever since i've been a member here, i've seen those awesome "plate of spaghetti" cakes, and wanted to make one! my chance has never came around to explore the design until this weekend when i realized my brother would be visiting me the day after his birthday...and his favorite food is ITALIAN!! i was absolutely pooped from a whole weekend of elaborate cakes and sugar, so i needed something quick and easy, but yet still with some oomph!!! i thought about the spaghetti bowl cake, bought the supplies, and away i went. i was floored to see how easy it was, for real!! god bless the person who originally thought of this idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NO JOKE...THIS CAKE, FROM MIXING AND BAKING TO THE VERY END WHEN READY FOR PHOTOS TOOK A MAXIMUM TIME OF ABOUT 6 HOURS!!!!! IT WAS INSANELY EASY, AND MADE ME SMILE EVERY TIME I LOOKED AT IT...AND BOY, DID IT GET THE ATTENTION!!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND WHIPPING OUT THIS DESIGN NEXT TIME YOU HAVE A CAKE DUE FOR A FOODIE!!!!!!!!!!!
You did a great job making it. I saw something similar in a cupcake book.
Very cute! Thanks for sharing the timeframe that it took to make as well!
Cute. Very interesting. Doesn't look easy.
That looks amazing! I love it.
Cute. Very interesting. Doesn't look easy.
oh but it is.
oven proof bowel - greased/floured just like a cake pan
cake mix made per pkg.
bake in bowl and leave in bowl.
load up bag.
squiggle away -- think like doing sotas or cornelia lace in the middle of an earthquake or a boat being tossed on the sea -- keep going until cake is fully covered. this ain't art!
for meatballs -- that could be cake balls made from scraps from other cakes OR it could be tootsie rolls softened in micro and the turned into balls (chocolate!) OR balls of choco pan chocolate OR Lindt Truffle balls (make mine dark chocolate) or....(get the idea any round chocolate thing)
sauce--raspberry or strawberry jam or jelly or cake filling. -- just plop it on.
Wow didn't realize it was that simple. Still does not look easy/simple. Thanks for the info.
Still does not look easy/simple.
that's supposed to be our little secret!
we know, but "they" don't have to!
"OH, I worked for hours and hours putting this together!!!!!"
Oh crud but you cant use a clear bowl can you? That is such a fantastic idea! I cant think of a few people who would love a cake like that. (mom)
EDIT: Hey what did you use for the cheese and breadsticks?
i found the bowl and serving tray at hobby lobby in their 80% off housewares section, but tj maxx and marshalls both have awesome dinnerware pieces for hardly nothing!
the breadsticks, cocktail napkin, rolled dinner napkin, fork and spoon are all gumpaste/tylose/fondant mix. (remnants of 2 other cakes this weekend!) i airbrushed the breadsticks, and painted the silverware with silver highlighter dust after molding them against a real fork and spoon.
the sauce is thinned cream cheese with chunks of dark chocolate grated into it to resemble a meat sauce.
the parmesan on top is finely grated white chocolate.
You know what I love about your post more than anything though...? It's that you are talking about what an awesomely easy cake this is: only 6 hours. "ONLY" six hours?! That is priceless! Every time I whip out a "quickie" cake, it takes about 6 hours, and I figure there is no one on earth who could possibly understand that 6 hours is a fast job.
I *heart* you!
Oh ps your cake is adorable.
That is awesome. I am waiting for an opportunity to try this one! Great job.
too funny!! watching me making a cake is like seeing a stampede of turtles...i'm extremely slow!!!!!!!!! i'm self taught and only been doing this for a little over 3 years, so i'm slower than moses when i work, but i only make the same mistake 10 times or so before i learn...i'm improving, by gosh!!!!!!!!
most of my cakes are a minimum of 12 hours, NOT INCLUDING BAKING, and some are well over 80, so 6 was like a day at the beach!!
Your total presentaion really takes it over the top! And that your sauce isn't just strawberry or rasberry. It has the dark rich red of a thick and hearty sauce and is very convicing! Very well done! I just love it so much. Into my favs and I can't wait for the opertunity to make it someday! And I totally know what you mean about 6 hours being fast...LOL I take way way too much time.
I stopped reading at "six hours" - yay yay yay.... and after looking over the main part of the cake, I totally missed that the silverware, napkin, etc. were also created by you. Wow - hats off to you! Thanks for a wonderful idea. I also "heart" you.
Did you use ganache for the spaghetti sauce? (it doesn't look like preserves)
I just love your presentation, makes me want to try this. I have seen them before but never knew how it was done and how easy it could be. Great idea for a quickie cake.
I just love the cake and your post-sounds like we work at the same pace lol!!!!!!!!Great job on all the details. I've always wanted to make a 'food' cake but I've always feared that it wouldn't have that realistic look. This is great!!!
this is so awesome! My husband loves spaghetti and his bday is next month! He understands my cake "addiction", but I'm sure he would appreciate me spending time with HIM instead of 40 hours on a cake for him! I could do this and have the best of both worlds!!! LOL THANKS!