twilight birthday cake & cupcakes
I have a confession to make.
I love the Twilight series.
And I’m in my 30’s.
Jake’s daughter, who just turned 11, also loves Twilight.
She’s got way more cool Twilight-related things than I do, since I only have the books and movies.
At least I don’t have a stand up cardboard version of Edward in my room?
In any case, she requested a Twilight cake for her birthday and this is what I created.
I made a mini “Twilight”cake and created cupcakes to go around it. I did a lion cupcake, a lamb, a cupcake with fangs & blood drips and various word related cupcakes.
The wordy ones are on white chocolate disks that I created from a plain round candy mold. I used food marker pens to write the sayings. The “Twilight” words were spray painted on with a template I created. The lion cupcake has toasted coconut for the “mane”. The lamb cupcake was created with mini marshmallows cut in half. I got the idea for the lion/lamb cupcakes from Cow Cake Creations.
I used a box of White Cake mix for the cakes because I was lazy and it only cost $1.
I always make my own buttercream frosting though. And I always use this buttercream recipe from the Repressed Pastry Chef.
I grabbed a copy of the Twilight logo and printed it out to size (a little less than 6 inches at 300dpi) and used an exacto knife to cut it out. I kind of messed up on the “G” and had to place the inside of the top G and bottom on the cake, which is probably why it got a little messed up when I sprayed it on. Oh well.
I don’t know if you can tell from this photo, but the cake sparkles in sunlight! I used edible cake luster dust to make it shiny and sparkly though the effect is quite subtle. This is also the first cake I did in which I used the paper towel technique to smooth the cake out. Quite effective, though my paper towel had a pattern to it.
The birthday girl loved it. The cake tasted pretty good.
*pats self on back*
Here’s to another year of cake baking!