Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Rudolph Cake

Here is my Christmas Rudolph Cake.
Figurines were made ahead of time to allow for them to harden and keep their shape. Some figurines were made entirely of fondant, others were were fondant covered rice krispie treats.
The actual cake was tremendously delicious.  For this cake I used a doctored cake mix which you will find at the end of this post.  The doctored version of a cake mix makes more batter and gives the mix a denser texture needed for some fondant cakes.

To see the Fondant figures click HERE 

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It was about this time during the cake assembly that I decided to make my back up cake !
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But I kept trudging on, and I was pleased with the results.
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Doctored Cake Mix for a denser cake

1 pkg of any kind of cake mix to which you add all of the ingredients called for on the box
In addition: 1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup softened butter 
2/3 cup water
Prepare your pan with spray oil as well as a fitted piece of parchment paper on the bottom.  Spray parchment paper with spray as well.
Beat the butter, then add all of the ingredients the cake mix called for and then all of the other ingredients. Blend on low for 1 minute, then 2 minutes on medium, scraping the bowl down. Generally, cook at 325F for the larger cakes, 350F for smaller and you will need to add baking time, perhaps about 10-15 minutes to the times given on the cake mix box. Check every  5 minutes or so.  You will get about 6 1/2 cups of batter from this recipe.  Deliciously moist, yet dense enough to work with.
Enjoy ~!