There is a recipe for a lemon and raspberry cake with cream cheese frosting in the book Home Sweet Home by the Hummingbird Bakery that I wanted to make for a long time. Well, I ended up making it last weekend because my plain flour was about to expire in a month, haha. Here’s a picture of the cake in the book.
It’s a layer cake! I’ve never made one before. However, I wanted to put a spin on it by making a cake shaped like Frosty from Neko Atsume. Frosted cream cheese, right?
I made the three cakes the night before and left them to cool in their tins, before covering with clingfilm to keep fresh.
The cakes needed to be sandwiched with a layer of cream cheese frosting and raspberry jam. After that, I had to shape the cake into an oval shape, by rounding off the sides.
Then I shaped the ears and started covering the cake in cream cheese frosting. It wasn’t very stable though because I let some liquid get in… I should have refrigerated it for a few hours really.
Here’s the runny cream cheese in all its glory. Well, I tried. It’s not comparable to the book at all, haha. Well, after cleaning up, it looked okay. I guess I know why people prefer a buttercream frosting!
Fortunately I planned to cover the cake in fondant, so it’s not so bad. Frosty is a white cat with green ears, red eyes and a black nose and mouth. I got some ready-to-roll fondant (sorry, I have no desire to make fondant ever again after this hahaha…) and created and shaped coloured sections.
I placed the extra pieces on top of the white fondant. I could have used black icing to outline the cake, but I needed to transport the cake, so it had to set properly.
The final appearance looks pretty good if I say so myself! This is my second time decorating a cake with fondant. Hopefully I’ll have more ideas to come!
Unfortunately as you can imagine, fondant is not the tastiest thing in the world… Do fondant responsibly! Use thinner layers if you absolutely have to use it.