by Sharon Wee

This weekend was a Sonic weekend. A colleague of mine at work asked me to make her son a Sonic the Hedgehog cake. Her son is so into Sonic and had requested a Sonic cake especially for his 6th birthday. They seemed excited when I dropped it off so I hope they had a great day!

A picture of Sonic in the making…

After my last cake carving experience, I was able to work on giving Sonic a more 3D appearance. Maybe next time I can make him sit up! (hmmm that might be a little ambitious for now!).

The Sonic blue was so hard to achieve though! It seemed that no matter how much blue colouring I added, the fondant was still a bright turquoise instead of a nice deep blue 🙁 Finally I saw online that some people added purple or red to deepen their blue. I would never have thought of doing that, but it worked. Petty soon my turquoise was starting to look more like Sonic’s blue! Thank goodness! It would have been hard to explain to a 6 year old why Sonic was turquoise 😛

Again this took longer than I expected to put together and decorate (I have to work on my time management skills!) but it was so exciting to see it all come together.

The thing about carved cakes is that unfortunately all the carved bits of the cakes go to waste. I have made cake balls out of the leftovers before but I was feeling a bit lazy this weekend, plus I like to experiment with new things! So this weekend, I made a chocomisu with the leftover chocolate mud cake from the Sonic cake.

So what is a chocomisu? Well, it’s basically a chocolate version of a tiramisu… layers of crumbed chocolate cake drizzled with Kahlua between chocolate mousse and topped off with fresh vanilla whipped cream. Yum. This would have also worked well with some tinned cherries in between, but I didn’t have any on hand. Oh well, next time!

Chocomisu how to:

Chocolate Mousse – I used a packet mix (told you I was feeling lazy…)

Vanilla whipped cream – Use approx 1 cup thickened cream, add 1 tablespoon of icing sugar and 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla paste. Mix on high until the cream thickens to whipped cream consistency then stir in 1 tablespoon of Kahlua.

Assemble – Spread a layer of chocolate mousse on the bottom of the dish, crumble the leftover chocolate cake on top and drizzle with some Kahlua. Repeat until you run out of mousse or chocolate cake. Spread the vanilla whipped cream right on top and sprinkle with chocolate shavings.

That’s it, trust me, it’s easy! 🙂

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7 Comments on A Super Sonic Birthday with some Chocomisu for me

  1. apparentlyjessy
    May 24, 2009 at 9:10 am (10 years ago)

    Wow, that is some awesome cake carving and fondant working right there! Its a great cake for a young boy!
    I like the chocmisu idea too, looks delicious!

  2. Elyse
    May 25, 2009 at 4:04 pm (10 years ago)

    First of all, your Sonic cake looks amazing! Secondly, that chocomisu looks like the perfect reward for making such an intricate cake. I love when you get to treat yourself to the scraps–especially when they’re jazzed up in the form of chocomisu. How totally delicious!

  3. FFichiban
    May 28, 2009 at 8:36 am (10 years ago)

    Yayy Sonic is his name and speed is his game ^^! Oohh the choco-misu looks greattt but I am lazier than thou… but I want sommee XD

  4. Sharon
    May 28, 2009 at 1:28 pm (10 years ago)

    Thanks Jessy, Elyse and FFichiban! Sonic is my favourite cake so far 🙂 oh and even though I used the scraps for the chocomisu, there was still heaps left that I had to let go to waste 🙁

  5. Katie
    May 29, 2009 at 7:58 am (10 years ago)

    Wow, that looks fabulous! And the chocmisu looks delicious, I could have that for dinner right now!

  6. puturea
    June 18, 2009 at 8:55 am (10 years ago)

    Four thumbs up for the sonic cake! It’s marvellous work…. Keep up the good work…

    I’ll try ur chocomisu later on since I usually have a lot of left over chocolate cake crumb after make carved cake :D.


  7. Ray Ray
    June 19, 2009 at 6:42 am (10 years ago)

    Choco-misu sounds amazing…I will be trying it!


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