Get in the bowl M&M cake for Medieval

For Medieval’s February birthday I was inspired by one of his favourite adverts at the time, creating a giant M&M in a bowl.

The M&M was a chocolate fudge cake with peanut butter Italian meringue buttercream (don’t knock it ’til you try it…it’s gorgeous!) , covered and decorated with fondant.  This was baked using the same cake tin as for the corset cake…this time the cake wasn’t over baked and dry!

The arms and legs were sculpted from rice krispie treats, painted with melted white chocolate then covered with fondant.  If I did this again, I’d probably rethink the finish of the limbs, as they way I did it this time meant they had an unfortunate phallic appearance when separated from the body :S

The bowl was again chocolate fudge cake, this time with salted caramel icing, covered in toffee flavour fondant.

You get in the bowlMaking this was really enjoyable, and not difficult to accomplish…it just took some patience.  I thought covering the the M&M and the bowl would be the hardest parts, but in actual fact it was the limbs.

It was nice to actually be able to see a cake being enjoyed…it was a very social cake, with people getting involved with dismembering it and generally having fun.

Good times.