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Geode Cake / How to make a Geode Heart Cake

Behind the cake - Geode cake , geode heart cake how to

I had no idea how in the world geode cakes were made or what to think about them.

It looked kind of awkward to me, but the different shades of purple and the crystal look got me intrigued.  Rachel Teufel is the cake artist who created the cake I am talking about. Here is a class she offers on the geode cakes.

Geode cakes are a huge hit on the cake industry and for us amateurs too. At first I thought it was a very complicated process and when I found a post showing you how to make a rock candy geode yourself that would take about a week I said ” I’ll come back later to this project” and put it off until…….

 

Behind the cake - Geode cake , geode heart cake how to

……until, until I thought maybe I could use some rock candy lollipops, smash them and use the little pieces of  rock candy.  The next option was to buy the rock candy in bulk and the first place I looked was amazon ( that is my first option, always).



Amazon is my Hero!

Now days it is incredible the amount of thing you can buy from amazon, right? Well the rock candy was not the exception.

You can buy rock candy in bulk from amazon, I think it is pretty awesome. You can either buy it without color or colored ( I like the purple one).

I personally like the white (no color) for my projects, since you can add the color (air brush color)  at the end, just like I did with this Geode Heart Cake project.

For the “gold” part  of the geode I used an edible metallic paint, and you want it edible unless you will be using it just for decorations that will be removed before cutting  and eating the cake.

 

Behind the cake - Geode cake , geode heart cake how to

Are you ready to make a geode cake on your own?

Just let me give you some pointer.

1.The cake needs to be chilled before carving, this make it easier to cut.

2.Cut a little bit deeper. Once you apply the bc and fondant the carved area is not as noticeable as when it was just cake.

3.Be patient with the fondant when covering the carved area, it doesn’t need to be super smooth, anyway you will be covering it with the rock candy.

4.Push the candy rock into the fondant to really make it stick to the cake.

I used a vanilla cake (here is the recipe), iced with SMBC and covered in satin ice fondant.

Note: If you can wait for the fondant to arrive and pay less check www.webstaurantstore.com, I buy mine from them.



Behind the cake - Geode cake , geode heart cake how to

 

Words of wisdom:

You can either be a host to God, or a hostage to your ego. It’s your call. – Wayne Dyer

Thanks for reading, leave a comment or a question down below. Vero

 

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Best Vanilla Cake from scratch
Magnificent mouthwatering Vanilla Cake baked from scratch. Made with ingredient you have at home. Perfect taste and crumb density.
Behind the cake- Vanilla cake from scratch recipe
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine Cake, Dessert, Pasteles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
8 x 1.5 inch round cake
Ingredients
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine Cake, Dessert, Pasteles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
8 x 1.5 inch round cake
Ingredients
Behind the cake- Vanilla cake from scratch recipe
Instructions
  1. In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and set aside. This are your dry ingredients.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream the sugar and butter.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla until well combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and milk alternating 3 times and combining well in between every addition. Start with the dry and finish with the milk.
  5. Add the lemon zest and beat for about one more minute
  6. Transfer the batter into 3 - 8" round cake pans and bake at 350°F for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean if inserted in the middle of the cake.
  7. Let it cool down in the pans for 10 minutes before you remove it from the pan to let it cool down completely.
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