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Crown Royal Cake

A group of women from my work go to one's cottage for a weekend every year.  This year one was reaching a milestone number and her favourite libation is Crown Royal.

I always go into doing a 3D cake with great apprehension. I am so worried that it's not going to turn out.  It can take a while to get a game plan going but once I do, I am usually good to go.  To make this a true CR cake, I found a chocolate cake recipe that included CR as one of the ingredients.  Of course when I quoted the price for the cake, I did not take into account the cost of Crown Royal.  Oops!  Thankfully, we're not fans of rye and already had a decent sized bottle in our cabinet that would not be missed.  I made a two layer 10" square cake then took a template of the bottle and trimmed off the excess.  This is another reason I'm not a fan of doing 3D cakes as it can leave a lot of excess cake.  For the filling I made a cream cheese icing with some CR added for extra flavour.  It was good!

I covered the cake in white fondant.  With some watered down gel colouring I painted on the amber look of the "glass".  For the label with a combination for edible pens and painting with the gels I did up the label.

Fortunately, one of the cottage goers lives pretty close to me and I was able to deliver it to her to take to the cottage so I didn't have to bring it into work.  This is the start of a VERY busy weekend for me. Thankfully I took Friday off!


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