Hello! This post we’re going over a cake inspired by the movie Ratatouille! Kyong, our head decorator, put this cake together, and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!
Here it is in final form:
First off, our very helpful decorator, Natalie, carved, filled and buttercreamed this cake, so serious thanks go out to her. This cake was made up of smaller layers on the bottom and wider ones on the top, and she did an excellent job of carving them to be even, as seen in this excellently-photobombed picture.
Kyong’s first move is to make the wooden spoon and set it aside to dry for a few days. All of us are fooled by how realistic it looks, even to the point of complaining that someone has been leaving their tools around. She air dries it in a pile of flour, allowing it to maintain its bowled shape at the top.
The bottom tier is to resemble a chef’s hat, so Kyong rolls out white fondant and cuts it into even strips using our amazing metal pasta strip cutter, placing the strips onto the cake as shown.
She uses the extruder to get perfectly round lines to border the edges of the strips, adding them with water. Then, because this is a two-tier cake, she places dowels into the bottom tier.
She then covers the second tier in blue fondant, and stacks it onto the chef’s hat, adhering it with glucose. She makes sure to have carved out an indent from the buttercream on the top tier, as this will become a soup pot.
Then, she places soup colored fondant into the indent, filling it with fondant vegetables, adheres the handles to the pot with white chocolate and freeze spray, then adds the remaining details, such as the client-provided figurines and the fondant letters she cut out with an X-Acto knife. She gives it a little steaming, and voila! Soup’s on!
Thanks and see you next time!