I need to begin this post by saying that I would NEVER in a million years have figured out how to make a shape inside a cake without a tutorial from Amanda at I am Baker. She has made all kinds of crazy creative cakes and to see some of the wonder click here.
In fact, I had never decorated cookies or tried any icing techniques until one day last January when I stumbled upon that blog. When I saw her ornament cake I nearly fell off me chair. I was smitten, and have been trying like crazy to learn the art of confection decorating ever since. I was so inspired, that I immediately attempted to make a cake inside a cake - and made a real hot mess out of it. It was so humiliating and depressing that I didn't even THINK about making another one until I made the brownie truffles a few weeks ago. As I was molding the brownies, I started to realize that the brownie would make an excellent witch hat material. So I put on a brave face, and tried again.
And it WORKED!
Now comes the tricky part. You carve a cone shape out of the red and white layers, going all the way through to have the point at the bottom.
Go slowly, take your time, start in the middle, don't make yourself sick eating cake scraps. Now take the pan of undercooked brownies and crumble it up in a bowl. It is now time to pack the brownie scraps into the cone. Pack it down well.
Hang on because you are almost there. Take the 6 inch brownie layer and place it on the very top.
Flip the entire sha-boom upside down on your cake plate.
Chill the cake to firm it up again. Sit down and have a
I felt like I hadn't made any major errors, but I was still a nervous wreck cutting into it. I made real certain that I started in the center of the cake and wiped the knife after each cut. Then, TA DA!
You certainly don't have to use brownie, you could use cake crumbles mixed with icing like you would for making a cake ball (another major disaster of mine...I fear the cake ball). So that's how it is done and I was over the moon that it worked. Let me know if you give it a try or if you have any questions. I'd love to cheer you on!