Chicken Nugget Cake

My friend Jules and I made a cake for a mutual friend’s birthday. The said friend loves. chicken. nuggets.

The nuggets were crumbed Madeira cake mixed with some vanilla icing. They were dusted with crushed scotch fingers for texture. We were originally going to dip them in white chocolate, then put the crumbs on, but they looked uncooked. As it was, I thought they looked pretty real

The fondant behemoth was red velvet cake

End result

Dawn of the Birth Day

I made this for a friend’s birthday, and it was my first attempt at using fondant. It’s the moon from Majora’s Mask. Someday I’d like the make a version that was only the moon.

I used the claymation tools I got from the Aardman exhibition in Melbourne and I loved sculpting it.

First, I carved the cake, including adding the nose.

Then it was covered in jam for adhesion. Also AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Then the shroud of fondant. It was a very delicate process, and it did tear in some places as I moulded it to the cake

I painted the face using food dye and used black fondant to create the darkest spaces. I was very happy with the eyes.

Finally, it was placed on top of the base cake.

I figured that even if the moon didn’t work, there would still be a functional cake to devour. Ultimately it was tasty and horrifying and the birthday boy at the nose with gusto. It was very jam -y, apparently