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Making a "brain" cake

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I'd like to make a brain cake, just for fun icon_wink.gif And take it into work with me .(I work at a large animal vet hospital)

I'm not sure how to go about it, however this is what I was thinking...

I was thinking just using some rounds, icing in between and then making a slight cut down the center of the stacked cakes to make them fold over ever so slightly. (This would just be on the top layer) Then crumb coating. I was also thinking of taking some hardly squeezeable white chocolate and making the squiggles (sorry, for lack of better non-medical terms) on top, chilling it till hard then covering with fondant in hopes that the fondant will drape nicely over the squiggles.

In theory, do you think this would work?
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post #2 of 8
EWWWWW! Awesome! What about just carving the cake in the dome shape of the brain, ice it, then use ropes of white or off white fondant coiled around randomly to make the...uh...squiggles. Perhaps paint with thinned red piping gel, just enough so the red settles into the crevices between the squiggles and the gel gives it a nice wet, just-from-the-skull look?
post #3 of 8
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Duh...geez why didnt I think of just using fondant to make them icon_rolleyes.gif

Awesome idea! Love it!

Thanks a ton, I appreciate it bunches icon_biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 8
have you tried just icing like these cupcakes?
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_NEAOmGUnAyA/RwvYCIxLOTI/AAAAAAAADuE/ub4o0C28gQQ/s1600-h/brain+cupcakes.jpg

let us know what you ended going with and post pics i want to see!!!
post #5 of 8
what about letting the frosting do all the work?

Its very easy.

See.......:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1273380
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post #7 of 8
Lateral view, with instructions:
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-an-Anatomically-Correct-Brain-Cake

And a caker who did it like you suggested, carving then covering with fondant:
http://cakesbyerin-updates.blogspot.com/2010_03_01_archive.html


If you want 3D, I know some have started with the Wilton football cake pan, then carved from there.....
post #8 of 8
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Wow! Ask and ye shall receive!

Thanks guys! I decided to put it off a little bit.. (I had some requests for apple pies!) but will definately do it soon! Such a cool idea fo a cake...muhahaha
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