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Old 06-15-2013, 10:49 PM   #1
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My Volcano Cake

I have made two volcanoes in my life. The first was a 6 foot high one made out of wood, chicken wire and papermache. It was a "prop" for a week long kids day camp and on the fifth day we made it spew dry ice and I had a sound affect. It scared a couple of little kids who thought it was a real volcano....oops!

The second is this one. It is a 12 inch base and 2 ft. high. The cake is chocolate with raspberry and chocolate buttercream fillings between the layers. The outside was covered in chocolate buttercream and chocolate fondant. I dusted it with edible black dust for that ashy look, then drizzeled ganach and raspberry "lava" all over. There are fondant lava rocks on the bottom and actually weighs a ton.

This was a birthday cake for my father's cleaning lady while he was here. She and I became friends and I made a pineapple upside down cake for her last year. In fact that was the last cake I did until this one.

I haven't heard how it went over at the party yet, but she was very happy when she picked it up.

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Old 06-15-2013, 10:56 PM   #2
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LP, this is just super cool!
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:01 PM   #3
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Thanks, Dawg! I think I might start back doing cakes again. This was fun.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:24 PM   #4
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LP, that is so creative! And I bet it was delicious too, what with all that chocolate and the raspberry. I think I gained a pound just reading about it.
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:30 PM   #5
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Wonderful job Laurie. Very well done!
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It's great Laurie, I'm sure she loved the cake.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:41 AM   #7
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Super job Laurie
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:09 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone, I think I am getting my confidence back!
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:30 AM   #9
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Go for it Laurie, would love to see more of your creations
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When I saw the thread title, I was thinking Lava cakes. What's the big deal. Every cheap restaurant and even some pizza deliveries nuke them up on demand.

Whoa. Yours is pretty creative and decadant. I think a big bowl of ice cream alongside, and I wouldn't move away from the table for a long time.
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