One of my dear friends had her birthday coming. So we accidentally celebrated it with a board game afternoon/night :) But there is no birthday without a cake, and there is no board game night without geekness, so I decided to paint her a Loki cake. And the cake will be an invitation to mischief. :)
Lately I've been experimenting with my own recipes and trying out new stuff. That is how "Strawberry Mischief" was born. It is based on a chocolate biscuit dough and filled with cream and strawberries.
I covered the cake with fondant. Luckily I didn't have to make my own fondant, because I've found a webshop where I can buy prepared fondant in packs. It is magic. Very easy to work with. I made a thin layer out of the fondant with a rolling pin (use confectioner's sugar to prevent sticky surfaces). I lifted the fondant layer with the help of the rolling pin and covered the cake with the layer. I smoothed it down along the sides and cut off the extra fondant around the edge.
I came up with this design for the top of the cake:
After the fondant had cooled a bit in the fridge, I did some art work. I carved the picture into the fondant layer with a clean pin. And then I painted the areas with the corresponding foodcolors. And as a finishing touch I decorated the edges with green colored whipped cream. That is how Loki, the God of Mischief was made on the top of a strawberry cake...