I don't know if this topic has been discussed before but anyways....
has anyone ever heard/seen/made a smash cake before?
This is something new where you have a chocolate "shell" that looks like and is decorated like a cake but the recipient smashes the cake open to get what's inside.
So I was wondering how these where made? How does the chocolate not melt?
Thanks for any info/tips, I might try to attempt one of these!!!!
Smash cakes are generally for a first birthday party specifically for the birthday child to smash. it typically coordinates with the main cake.
But I like heathandhail's definition better! Makes more sense. I'd never heard the term "smash" cake until I found CC. We just cut a piece of the birthday cake for the kid and let 'em go at it. Never heard of making a special cake for 'em.
But I tend to not like the term "smash" when referring to food anyway. "Smashed Potatoes" just makes me want to scream (are you listening Ms. Ray?). An image of people throwing food and "smashing" it against a wall comes to mind ... not a pleasant image for me.
Let me clarify, I am not referring to the cake you use at a "first" or "childs" birthday for the person to smash
I am referring to a new kind of cake also called "smash" cake, please see my description in the original post.
Here's a link of a company that makes them to clarify.......
remember chocolate doesn't melt at room temp if properly tempered (or could cheat and use candy melts.
as for tiers ---
take regular cake pans and use them as giant chocolate molds -- so pour in the choco, swirl around to coat whole pan, pop it fridge to harden up. May have to repeat a time or two to build up thick enough shell
while still cold, should be able to pop out of cake pan.
to even up the edge -- heat a cookie sheet and run shell across it to melt edge
then stack gluing together with melted chocolate as glue.
would stack working upside down so that could have the goodies inside.
then turn right side up and have at it with decos.
could also buy pans like these:
and just make a one piece shell as described above.
just standard chocolate shell making using a different type of mold.
I haven't done chocolate melting in a while, but I thought tempering was what needed to happen for it not to melt.
I'll post some pics after I try a couple!!