My former coworker was having a rough time adjusting last winter, as we all were due to New England getting walopped with snow, so I decided to make a cake to cheer her up that I had seen in Food Network Magazine; easily the best magazine out there for foodies like myself. I saw a fun idea to make an igloo cake! Now, probably not my best judgment to getting anyone out of a winter blues funk, but it was a fun cake to enjoy! Though I have to say, very labor intensive with the decorations. Next time I am trying to get someone out of a winter funk, I may attempt to make a beach instead with some crushed graham crackers for sand rather than embracing the imminent and prominent snow.
I decided that if I made this cake again, I would only use a pyrex bowl for the dome part of the igloo, and not make an 8-inch round cake to put on the bottom. Having 2 separate cakes for the igloo dome unfortunately meant doomsday and the cakes crumbled. Exhibit A:
Nevertheless, I put the cakes together anyways and made this igloo:
This would be a perfect cake to do with kids, because the decorating of the winter wonderland takes some imagination, and honestly, what kid doesn’t love throwing some confectioner’s sugar around to make a winter wonderland? I have the say the best part was making the ice cream cone trees by using a spatula and making tree boughs with the icing. So simple, and so pretty.
The finished product: