I’m back with my yearly cake run, lol. October, November and December are big cake months for me due to consecutive birthdays in our family. This year my Husband requested a specific cake design, which he never does, so without further ado, here is my attempt at recreating the original Nintendo system, the NES of the 80’s.
It was so difficult! I’ve never made a square cake like this with fondant before, or a carved cake/funny shape, of all the cakes I’ve done which is pretty funny.
I used Rose’s “Rose Factor” to make this with the Yellow Cake Base from TCB. It is filled with a strawberry puree inspired by Rose’s conserve recipe (I had to alter it due to not having two days to wait for gelling) then a typical confectioner’s buttercream and a simple syrup with rum. It is all from scratch, but from other authors. I know, boooh! I don’t have the bravery yet to attempt Rose’s frostings! I came *this* close to trying the mousseline or neoclassic for under the fondant but after reading about how finicky they are temp wise, and being that I am after all in a desert with very high humidity and a very warm kitchen due to cooking constantly (mixed with freezing bursts of air conditioning) I decided to go the sure fire way I knew. This cake design had me all freaked out due to the weird way the bottom is beveled. My fondant acted so weird today due to the intense humidity too, so I am actually glad I went the safe way. Someday!
Hubby was very happy with it! Thanks for reading!