Happy Sunday! A couple of years ago, I made a Peter Pan cake….well the birthday girl is apparently over Peter Pan, but she likes Snoopy now! So, this year the challenge was to make a Snoopy cake.
I sketched out a couple of ideas since I wasn’t sure exactly what they wanted. (Sketching is actually one of my favorite parts of the cake process. Its gets my creativity flowing and makes sure the client and I are talking about the same thing! No surprises on delivery that way!)
Mom selected the middle sketch, and only needed it to feed about 10 -12 people. Since everything I do is custom-made, I don’t use shaped cake pans or anything like that. I bake larger cakes then cut out and carve away the extra cake to reach the shape I want.
For this one, I baked a 10-inch square cake, then printed a picture of Snoopy’s head that was about the size I needed. I used that as my guide for cutting the cake. (Those extra cake scraps help with quality control....at least that's what I tell myself as I'm snacking on extra cake!)
The shaped cake first got a coat of chocolate buttercream, then a covering of white marshmallow fondant.
I tried to paint the black lines a little rough and jagged to make the cake look more like Charles Schulz’s iconic drawings.
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