A couple of weeks ago my hubby Steve celebrated his birthday. It wasn’t just any birthday it was the big 4-0! And like any good birthday celebrations, there was cake. Not just any cake either, Red Velvet Cake (his favourite).
I had been toying with the idea of making an ‘Anti Gravity Cake’ for a while now, but as you can see.. it is not exactly the type of cake you just whip up and serve for afternoon tea. So thanks to Steve, I now had the perfect
excuse occasion for which to make this creation.
For those of you who are wondering what on earth I am going on about, an Anti Gravity Cake is basically a cake that looks like it’s defying gravity in some way. If you check out my ‘Cake’ Pinterest board you will see that my favourite versions of this cake are of course (!) the ones covered in lollies. And, they were just perfect for my sweet tooth, loving husband.
With the perfect reason to give this cake a go, I banished Steve to the home office the night before his birthday; armed myself with my vision, crossed all my fingers and toes and got to work to (hopefully) create this cake and end up with something like the pictures I had been pinning madly. I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out and was even more surprised with how easy it was to do.
So, it seems only fair given the fact I have shown you a sneaky peek of said cake, that I let you in on the secret of how you can create one of these for yourself (as I said before, it’s really quite easy!). Apologies in advance for the lack of photos, as it was night when I but this bad boy together I could only take photos the day after of the completed product.
To create your own Anti Gravity Cake you will need:
- Your cake of choice, I used a double mix Red Velvet Cake as I wanted height
- A double batch of butter cream icing
- 2 wooden cake dowels, length depends on how high you want defy gravity
- Chocolate for melting, you can use cooking, chocolate or whatever you have on hand
- Kit Kats (3 king sized blocks fits perfectly, no sneaky fingers… If you want to just put lollies on the top of the cake , not down the side, you will need 4 blocks)
- Lollies of choice, I used M & M’s and Malteasers
- Cotton Balls
- Cake board, plate or stand