The birthday boy wanted a Volcano. I wanted to create the best, smoking, spewing, exploding Etna. I researched dry ice and its merits and drawbacks. How to beg, borrow or steal it! Or simply to buy it. How to store and handle it. How to get it to smoke, effectively!
But it wasn’t to be! The birthday mom had 25 little fellas attending the party. The thought of which probably gave her sleepless nights. She asked me to desist….and so here was the tame volcano version. The Etna sans explosion. The Kilimanjaro without a kick. Merapi gone mild!
Delicious marble cake, stacked high in layers and carved to form a cone. Covered in ganache with molten buttercream lava flowing down its sides.
Do write in and let me know if you’ve ever used dry ice, or done any special effects in your cakes.