Our November/December issue features an incredible realistic food tutorial from award-winning cake artist, Joyce Marcellus of Toxic Sweets Shop. Joyce shares another fantastic mini-tutorial for a super realistic mashed potatoes cake. This cake is a cinch to make and would be an excellent party trick to fool unsuspecting dinner guests!
- Round Serving Bowl
- 8 inch round cake board (trimmed to fit inside the serving bowl)
- 8 inch round cake (trimmed to fit inside the serving bowl)
- white buttercream icing
- yellow fondant
- small square cutter
- mirror glaze
- yellow food coloring (butter)
Trim an 8 inch round cake circle to fit snugly inside your selected serving dish.
Trim two (8-inch) vanilla cakes to fit inside the bowl, make sure the cake fits snugly and fills the base of the bowl.
Make a small batch of white vanilla buttercream- you can use a Crisco based recipe or alternatively whip your butter until very white and add a touch of violet to offset any remaining yellow tones. Squash out some of the air from the buttercream to give it a creamy texture.
Place the cake inside the bowl and ice with the prepared buttercream. Cover the cake generously and smooth over top a little.
Use a spatula to smooth the top, you can flick the spatula up to create small peaks in the buttercream.
Roll out some pale yellow (butter colored) fondant to a 1/4 inch thickness. Cut two pats of butter using a small 1.5 inch square cutter. Smooth the edges of the fondant to give the edges of the butter pats a rounded appearance.
Place the “Butter” on top of the prepared mashed potatoes cake. Mix a little mirror glaze with some yellow food coloring and spoon over the butter pats to give a “melted” appearance.