Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My heaven is...

I've literally died and gone to french fry cake heaven...

Tell me this isn't the ultimate indulgence...
My two favourite things brought together as one...cake & french fries.

Who knew it was possible?

My husband will weep in delight at the sight of this masterpiece. For real.

God bless Karen Tack at Parenting Magazine.

French Fries Birthday Cake Design

  • 1 (8-inch) round cake
  • 1 can (16 oz) vanilla frosting
  • Red food coloring
  • 1 frozen pound cake (12 oz), thawed

What you'll need:

  • A bread knife
  • A sheet pan
  • A wax-paper-lined basket, bowl, or plate
  • 1 resealable sandwich-size plastic bag (Ziploc)
  • 1 mini-paper cupcake liner

For the base of the cake:

  1. Using the bread knife, trim the 8-inch cake to fit into a wax-paper–lined basket, bowl, or plate.
  2. Set aside 3 Tbsp of t he vanilla frosting in a small bowl. Spread the remaining vanilla frosting over the trimmed cake to cover completely.

For the french fries:

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Trim the darker crusts of the cake away with a bread knife. Cut the pound cake crosswise into ½-inch slices. Cut each slice into ½-inch-thick sticks.
  3. Spread the pound-cake sticks in a single layer on a sheet pan. Place under the broiler for 15 to 30 seconds until the tops are lightly toasted and golden brown. (Watch the pound cake carefully -- it burns easily. Turn the pound-cake sticks and repeat on each side until they are lightly toasted all over.
  4. Arrange the pound-cake sticks on top of the frosted cake to resemble french fries.

For the ketchup:

  1. Add red food coloring to the reserved 3 Tbsp of vanilla frosting to tint it the color of ketchup.
  2. Spoon the red frosting into a resealable plastic bag.
  3. Place the mini–paper cupcake liner on top of the "french fries." Snip a small corner from the bag with the red frosting. Pipe the red frosting into the paper liner.

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