The Ugliest - But Scientifically Cool Cake

Zack had a Science Party for his 7th birthday. So I get a call in November (his birthday is January 6th).
Auntie! you know I am having a science party, right?
Yes Zack, I do.
Cuz I am way into science and stuff.
Yes Zack (smiling)
So I think..well you know how you can make volcanos out of paper and they can really burp smoke...
Yes. Zack (oh goodness where is this going...)
WELL Mom found a cake online that looks like a volcano AND burps smoke and lava! I would like that cake Auntie!
O...kay...

Comments

karthurs Says... 10 years ago

uhm....put Mommy on the phone...I want to thank her. :evil: :wink: So come Jan. I am downloading pictures of volcanos to come up with a design that looks good, folks volcanos are just plain ugly, no gettin around it! LOL So made the cake: 2-8" rounds & a Doll skirt cake for top. Frosted it & then focused on the beach, trees & village for cuteness. :D Trees are pretzel sticks & royal icing. Huts are pretzel sticks glued to paper & icing leaves. The Kids loved the dry ice smoke & egg white lava.

m0use Says... 10 years ago

That is a cool cake! Now most importantly- did your nephew like the cake?

karthurs Says... 10 years ago

Zack loved it. They kept having Cherie put more dry ice in to have it keep smoking. But the surprise biggest hit of the cake were the little pretzel huts. For some reason the kids loved those and took them off the cake and played with them. I unfortunately couldn't be there, I made the cake on Thursday night put it in the fridge, and then flew to Long Island. They picked it up for the Sat. party.

thecakemaker Says... 10 years ago

what a great idea!

sweetie Says... 10 years ago

this cake is so awsome! :D ;-D I absolutley love it. Zack must be real proud to have you as an auntie

karthurs Says... 10 years ago

Thank you. I am very proud to be his Auntie. He rocks.

Godiva Says... 10 years ago

Wow...this is sooo nice. I"ve been planning a luao party with my friends for some time, and I suggested to make a volcano cake. I've done my research and all I'm waiting for is the day for the party! How did you go about finding the dry ice? And how did the egg white lava work out?? Just worried about the taste really when I read the suggestions to use colored egg whites. Thanks for posting such cool cake.

karthurs Says... 10 years ago

I am in California, SF Pennisula, not sure where you are. But I basically did a yellowpages.com search for dry ice. And it came up with a Pennisula Ice Company. The egg whites...Well that was a problem. I didn't want a big hole at the top of the cake big enough for a juice glass...so I tried something else which did not work. So i recommend you go to a science supply place and get a tempered glass test tube. But overall it shouldn't be a taste problem, you don't use that much.

momsandraven Says... 10 years ago

What a good Auntie you are! And being a science nerd myself, I say awesome! ;-D

Mjmil7 Says... 9 years ago

Wow, what a great cake! What leaf tip did you use for the palm trees?

lauracox79 Says... 9 years ago

Now that is the "ART" of cake decorating!!! Fantastic :wink: Cant wait until my kids get older to try that one out. keep up the fantastic work

kimhamjohn Says... 8 years ago

Awsome Cake...Auntie U ROCK!!!

atoosa Says... 8 years ago

creative,,,wonderful job !!please tell me how you made the smoke?

karthurs Says... 8 years ago

The smoke is actually steam from dry ice, egg whites and a bit of red food coloring for the lava..

karthurs Says... 10 years ago

uhm....put Mommy on the phone...I want to thank her. :evil: :wink: So come Jan. I am downloading pictures of volcanos to come up with a design that looks good, folks volcanos are just plain ugly, no gettin around it! LOL So made the cake: 2-8" rounds & a Doll skirt cake for top. Frosted it & then focused on the beach, trees & village for cuteness. :D Trees are pretzel sticks & royal icing. Huts are pretzel sticks glued to paper & icing leaves. The Kids loved the dry ice smoke & egg white lava.

m0use Says... 10 years ago

That is a cool cake! Now most importantly- did your nephew like the cake?

karthurs Says... 10 years ago

Zack loved it. They kept having Cherie put more dry ice in to have it keep smoking. But the surprise biggest hit of the cake were the little pretzel huts. For some reason the kids loved those and took them off the cake and played with them. I unfortunately couldn't be there, I made the cake on Thursday night put it in the fridge, and then flew to Long Island. They picked it up for the Sat. party.

thecakemaker Says... 10 years ago

what a great idea!

sweetie Says... 10 years ago

this cake is so awsome! :D ;-D I absolutley love it. Zack must be real proud to have you as an auntie

karthurs Says... 10 years ago

Thank you. I am very proud to be his Auntie. He rocks.

Godiva Says... 10 years ago

Wow...this is sooo nice. I"ve been planning a luao party with my friends for some time, and I suggested to make a volcano cake. I've done my research and all I'm waiting for is the day for the party! How did you go about finding the dry ice? And how did the egg white lava work out?? Just worried about the taste really when I read the suggestions to use colored egg whites. Thanks for posting such cool cake.

karthurs Says... 10 years ago

I am in California, SF Pennisula, not sure where you are. But I basically did a yellowpages.com search for dry ice. And it came up with a Pennisula Ice Company. The egg whites...Well that was a problem. I didn't want a big hole at the top of the cake big enough for a juice glass...so I tried something else which did not work. So i recommend you go to a science supply place and get a tempered glass test tube. But overall it shouldn't be a taste problem, you don't use that much.

momsandraven Says... 10 years ago

What a good Auntie you are! And being a science nerd myself, I say awesome! ;-D

lauracox79 Says... 9 years ago

Now that is the "ART" of cake decorating!!! Fantastic :wink: Cant wait until my kids get older to try that one out. keep up the fantastic work

Mjmil7 Says... 9 years ago

Wow, what a great cake! What leaf tip did you use for the palm trees?

kimhamjohn Says... 8 years ago

Awsome Cake...Auntie U ROCK!!!

atoosa Says... 8 years ago

creative,,,wonderful job !!please tell me how you made the smoke?

karthurs Says... 8 years ago

The smoke is actually steam from dry ice, egg whites and a bit of red food coloring for the lava..


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