Tuesday, September 27, 2011
This cake was super fun to make, and is a great example of how little it takes to take a plain square (OK, rectangle) cake and make something special out of it.
This groom's cake was for a concert promoter. His life revolves around flyers and cash boxes. But our groom is also a diabetic, so we had some dietary concerns as well.
We made the cake a cash box by simply cutting a lid line into the rectangular cake and then fashioning a lid and a latch out of modeling chocolate. Some bills printed out on edible image paper completed the look. And the stack of flyers (which the bride provided advertising their own wedding - how cool is that?) is actually a separate, sugar-free cake just for the groom.
I make one heckuva cake, but when you start taking out gluten, or sugar, or other key ingredients, I lose my way quickly. That's when I turn to mixes. I noticed a few months ago that Duncan Hines now has a sugar free chocolate cake mix and I used it on this cake. I must say that I was quite impressed with the flavor and texture.