Every year Corey requests a cake for his birthday and every year they are random requets. Last years request was a strawberry milkshake. This year he ran through a few requests from a gumball machine to a pool table and finally settled on pacman. He may have only wanted pacman himself but instead I decided to do the entire game after seeing these cupcakes.
To make things easier for myself I decided to make a square cake instead of cupcakes. I also decided to go the whole hog and make ganache instead of doing my usual buttercream. I also changed up the cake recipe and used this recipe instead of my normal chocolate cake.
This cake recipe was a massive hit! My brother in law ate 5 pieces of cake to himself in the space of about 15 minutes. There was only 1 piece left over at the end of the night which I gave to my sister in law to take to work in her lunch today. If you are looking for a good chocolate cake recipe I suggest giving this one a go. It is nice and firm to decorate with fondant but it also stays really moist. I baked the cake Friday and yesterday it was still super moist and delicious.
Now I must admit that making this cake stressed me out a little bit. The heat this past weekend did not make the fondant super easy to handle. Also the black fondant rubbed colour onto the other pieces which was really annoying. In the end I think the cake turned out pretty well. I wasn't 100% with it yesterday but looking at the photos today with a fresh mind I am pretty happy with my efforts. I need to remember that I am self taught and still learning so things aren't going to turn out as amazing as the professional ideas I find off the internet. One day I will hopefully get to that standard. And in the meantime I am happy to keep practicing because who doesn't love an excuse to make a cake!