Domokun Cake

It was James Birthday recently and we decided to have a casual BBQ in the almost finished yard. The special request was for a Domokun cake. There are a couple of these about on the internet and I followed the cutting directions provided by ljcblog.

It was a simple chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and sprinkles.
His mouth is fondant and eyes are liquorice.

My cake tips are:

I left the cake to cool overnight - even slightly warm and the icing becomes a sloppy mess.

Brush away the crumbs with a pastry brush. Then brush again. Then again.

Think ahead and make sure you have a cake board to put it on! My poor Domo is on my biggest plate - which is a curved side sushi plate - this made him a nightmare to ice. Completely avoidable if I had remembered to buy a board from the local cake shop!

Buy pre-made coloured icing if you can find it. Hand kneading bright red dye? Bad idea - unless red hands are your favoured look. Dont bother with gloves - they stick to to the fondant and pull off.

Poor Domo - being stabbed!


Dallas Shaw said...

great cake!

champ + rosie said...

thanks for your great feedback! glad you love the canvas :)

My Owl Barn said...

Cute cake!

Kristine said...

What a brilliant cake.