The Defiled Cakeage

 

So as part of the whole Evil Cake Shop shabang, I were asked to design a cake for the Metal band The Defiled. Consulting the ever reliable Google it soon dawned on me that a pretty pink giant cupcake would not suffice to do this band justice through cake; unless of course it was an exploding, blood splattering giant pink cupcake…

So with blood, gore and death in mind as the main theme for my cake, the idea of a coffin covered in blood with a knife through it naturally came to mind…
 
So! How did she do it? I hear you thinking. Well, to be honest, this is the first real ‘Cake’ I’ve ever actually done, I’m really a Cupcaker at heart. So this Cake was purely born from logic and a lot of mental trial and error in my head! I knew to get a big cake I’d probably have to bake a square cake owing to my lack of a handy coffin shaped cake tin…So instead I drew out a lovely little coffin on paper and cut it out as a template to cut around on the cake…
 
So several sheets of square red velvet cake later…(I didn’t have enough mixture first time round to make a massive square cake so it ended up being 4 little sheets of cake sandwiched together for a totally intentional layer cake! *cough*)
 

 

Then, now you’ll have to use your imaginations here…I lay the paper coffin template upon each cakey sheet of cake, and cut the cake around the coffin and repeated x4 for each cake to get the same shape! Genius…

Then with some lovely blood coloured buttercream I sandwiched all these laters together, praying to The Cake Lord they wouldn’t split in half as I man handled them very carefully…And finally trimmed all the edges to get a nice neat Cakey Coffin!

 

Then came the fun part…something I had always wanted to do since I first watched that first episode of ‘Cake Boss’ I stumbled upon on Youtube…

Something I thought was only the stuff of legend…

I did a Crumb Coat.

Yes readers, I actually did something proper baker-like! For those of you still mystified by this allusive ‘Crumb Coat’ it is simply a rough, thin coat of buttercream around your cake to seal in all the little crumbs on your cake that thought they were too good to stick with the rest of the cake; only to be smothered and buried in buttercream!

 

The buttercream basically makes the cake nice and smooth ready for your cake to be draped in lovely rolled icing…

This bit were rather tricky, and I have to admit I cheated a lil’…The idea of covering the cake in 1 sheet of icing scared me a lil’, as I had no idea how I’d get a lovely smooth finish on all the corners.

Now don’t judge me readers, but I may have dusted off my trusty tape measure, measured all the sides, copied those measurements over to my rolled out piece of icing, and cut out icing panels to stick to the cake…

Do not be disappointed in me dear cakers! I had no choice! I am merely a novice in the Kingdom of Cake! But my random methods didn’t turn out too shabby…

Behold:

 


I piped a rather attractive grey buttercream over the joins so no-one need ever discover my dark secret…

And now, I present to you, The Defiled’s Coffin Cake! Blood an’ all! (literally)


And obviously, being a metal band, A Cake fight was inevitable…as was cake in plaits…

A day to bake and decorate…minutes to destroy :p

And of course I provided a Cleaver knife for the cutting of the cake…and a finger…
And my mould cake!
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