Monday, November 9, 2009

The Andromeda Galaxy in Cake Form

Posted by Jennifer at 6:34 PM

Sarah wanted this cake for her friend's birthday. The first was the Alien Head (below) and the second was a cake of the Andromeda Galaxy. Hmm.... how will I ever do that? That was definitely my first question. If you're unfamiliar with the galaxy, google it and see if I did it justice. In order to make this cake look as "galaxy-like" as possible, I placed dragees (edible pearl-sized balls) around the cake to be like stars. Then I hand-painted the swirls of shimmery stars with edible pearl dust as well as pearl and silver edible paint. It was pretty cool to see the shimmer. Again, my photography skills are AWFUL so I tried to get as good a picture as I could of the shimmer but there's something with shimmer and flashes that just don't like to go together.

The cake was Mom's Apple Pie flavor (one of my faves) which is spiced apple cake with apple slices baked in layered with cheesecake cream filling and buttercream.

Here's another shot for you.


Medicinebird on November 9, 2009 at 9:57 PM said...

Thank you SO MUCH! I was truly blown away. I'm still talking about it. They were beautiful and oh so tasty!!! ~Robin

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Kelly on February 2, 2010 at 4:54 AM said...

What a pretty cake! How did you make the design on the top?

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smartalek on December 22, 2010 at 4:55 PM said...

Found this via a Google® image search for keyword "Andromeda galaxy."
(This is one of the greatest things about the internet.)
And since this pic was one of several hundred Andromeda pix on-screen, I can definitely answer your question: yes, you did it justice.
There is very little that can make one feel so ennobled and humbled simultaneously, as looking at the heavens -- so aware of the infinite, and of our inconsequential place in it.
Yet, here we are; able to enjoy your luscious cake (or at least imagine doing so; I imagine it's all et up by now).
Merry Christmas, everyone.


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