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Ben's Snoop Dogg Cake

When I was planning out how to decorate this cake I was really at a loss.  Ben's wife, Rachel, asked me to make the cake for his birthday celebration that she was having while they were home visiting from Germany.  This was going to be a surprise.  The theme was to be gangsta.  

The night before I sent a message out to the group for some ideas as Pinterest wasn't cutting it for this theme!  Thus the themed evolved into Snoop Dogg, which produced a multitude of ideas.

Mr. T went out to lots of dollar and party stores in search of gold chains and for one with a big dollar sign.  No such luck.  Instead he ended up at the Bulk Barn coming out with gold coins and edible gold spray.

This was such a fun cake to do.  I was able to watch some great Christmas movies while working on it.  Not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon!  This was a 9" three layer Perfect Chocolate Cake.

I found this awesome silhouette of Snoop Dogg on Pinterest.  Traced the tag BEN out from a font I found.  The gold chain, music notes and dollar sign were originally white and spray painted with edible gold.  The pot leaf I cut out the leaves free hand and the gold coins were provided my Mr. T and I just used double sided tape to adhere them.  Rather than add a layer of black fondant over the chocolate icing, I just dyed the icing black.  

The cake was a hit.  Yay!  We did have a scare that the restaurant was going to cut it before it was brought out, but it was rescued.  I did forget when you dye icing a dark colour it will get all over everything, like your teeth and tongue.  It's very attractive. :)


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