Zing!! How cool would it be to work at a great local Vancouver design/marketing/programming firm, and get treated to WICKED AWESOME things for your birthday? Man. That’s boosting staff morale. I approve, hard. The amazing Engine Digital in Vancouver ordered a hee-larious cake for one of their staff members… a PIZZA CAKE. You may remember Coco Cake partying it up with the hamburger cake in the past… Now here comes pizza! I made it into a tutorial style thing too so you can make your own!!
PIZZA CAKE TUTORIAL
This puppy above is a 14 inch round cake. It’s a biggie. It can feed a lot of people!! I did a bit of googling to see how many cups of batter I would need. I did a very scientific comparison (NOT!) and found that I would need to basically make enough batter for 48 cupcakes! I doubled my usual 2 dozen vanilla cupcake recipe for this. Worked perfect! I baked it at 325 degrees for about 60 minutes, watching pretty closely.
I bought some fancy Callebaut white chocolate for the “cheese.” Then I grated it into a party pile. I made fondant pepperoni, tomatoes, mushrooms, green pepper and olives too, while humming “pizza party!” Did you know white chocolate really IS chocolate? It’s made from the cocoa butter of the cacao bean. But, sometimes you’ll find some waxy stuff that pretends it is white chocolate but is just made up of oils. Read those ingredients!
“Rich!!!! Can you go get a slice of pizza from 4 Brothers and ask them if they will give you a box???” –“Yes dear…” It cost 50 cents!!! I soaked my big old cake round with simple syrup, then I frosted it with some tomato-sauce-colored vanilla buttercream! A weird color, methinks. I used red food gel, mixed with a bit of brown.
Fromage time! Sprinkle-dee-doo, I sprinkled my white chocolate all over.
Time to arrange my hilarious toppings! A year ago I bought this awesome mushroom cookie cutter with the intention of making smurf-like mushroom sugar cookies. But I got burnt out on the pain of sugar cookies, so I finally got to use it on my “pizzaz” cake!
A close up. Looks pretty good I think! The pepperoni reminds me of my husband’s veggie meat slices, heh heh… (he’s a vegetarian. Ex-vegan, even!)
Oh yah, I added the words “Shady” to the cake, by request… but I hid them to make it look like the rest of the green peppers.
Ding, dong, your pizza’s here!! Man, I am seriously craving real pizza now… eeks!!!
Happy Birthday Dane! Hope you liked your pizza cake! If you were these guys you totally would be flippin’!!