Tuesday, April 28, 2015

M & M Gravity Defying Cake

BM # 51
Week : 5 , Day : 2
Theme : Baking
Theme of the week: Decorative Cakes

Can you believe my 7 year old granddaughter introduced me to this cake. One fine day both my grandchildren came with loads and loads of gems packets and asked me to make a cake for them . Annaya quickly showed me a video on iPad and said..this is what I want. I promised to bake the cake for kids, but you think they could wait..right now...right now is all they went on. 

In we went in the kitchen and baked a basic small chocolate cake. We filled it up with ganache and frosted it with ganache too. Now was the time to open these packets of gems . Both the kids were excited and put these in a bowl. I was shocked that they did not pick even one to pop in . I kept teasing them...why don't you guys eat, but they just shook their heads , they wanted them all on that cake.



Once the cake was frosted we used a chopstick and poured melted chocolate on it , but very gradually.
Immediately start sticking the tiny gems.
The more hands the better.
I had many many hands though I had to make sure the chocolate coated chopstick does not droop or fall.
Once the stick is artistically coated with gems one needs to cover the cake too, but just a part of it.
Now comes the last bit, where we need to put that empty pack of M&M.
Ok let me be very frank, I used gems and got just one pack of M&M , since these are expensive in India.
The M&M pack should be cut at an angle , just a little bit.
I filled in a little bit of cotton in the pack and then stuck it to the coated chopstick.
Place it in the frig for a while , so that the stick does not fall off.
All set.
Can the kids wait...no lets get going.
In minutes the little hands were picking only gems, and I kept wondering why did I bake the cake if they had just to pick gems.

So what all is required

One basic cake
Ganache to frost
Gems 
One chopstick
Cooking chocolate
One empty pack of M&M
Some cotton
And a few helping hands.




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18 comments:

  1. Wow, gravity cake just rocks, now i want a gravity cake for my birthday, am like a kid in front of this cake, astonishing Vaishali.

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  2. That is an amazing cake Vaishali. Almost like a piece of art. My daughter said 'it's fantastic' looking at the pictures. I'm sure kids were very excited to see the cake being made. I would love to try it out some time :-)

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  3. Showed it to my son and said it really looks like m&ms are falling :-). I simply love this cake, vaishali. I am glad your grandkids chose this one :-)

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  4. Oh Vaishali, this looks so good. I have never done a gravity defying cake and it has been in my to do lost for long. This looks amazing...

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  5. Wow, beautifully done !! It looks as if the M & Ms are falling from the pack. Cool idea to go use s chopstick & stick gems on it.

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  6. very colourful :) delicious way to decorate

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  7. Had to read twice to understand the procedure. :) That is one cool cake.

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  8. Brilliantly made vaishali... I am wanting to eat this now... So irresistible

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  9. That's a rocking cake Vaishali..kudos on the wonderful job...imagine all the wanted to pick gems..:)..now I am not going to show it to my kids..

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  10. I had seen this on the web but have not tried it. Sometimes the enthusiasm of little ones is needed to try these unique techniques. You all did a great job and the cake looks fabulous.

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  11. Wow gravity defying cake.. Cant wait to show this to my hubby.. He is the physics guy. :-) I can also ask him to bake it for me.

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  12. I have seen this in so many baking groups was wondering how they do it. This is an awe inspiring cake for sure ! Well done

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  13. Wow! This needs so much of patience to make. Looks stunning though.

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  14. Gravity cake looks gorgeous,loved the way its decorated.. Kudos to your patience.

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  15. You are rocking with all your cakes. And gravity cake is absolutely stunning..

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  16. I have seen this cake so often on the web, but now after seeing your I am tempted to give it a try :)

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  17. Wow I remember this pic Vaishali. Its beautiful and love the way the kids did it.

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  18. i did one for my nephew but slightly different it was fun..the last question u ask is what i felt as well..kids went only after the candies...i like ur mini cake...looks very pretty and much neater

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