Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ocean Cake

This was the main cake that I baked for Lucas's 10 years old Birthday party. And it was really well received by all his friend,my relatives and friends..
I have been keeping this M&M Ocean cake recipe long time ago (can't remember where I got this), when I refer to M&M website, i couldn't find the link.


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So I just copy and paste this recipe in here, I also made few changes on it:-

M&M Ocean Cake
(printable recipe)

Ingredients
•1 bag MILKY WAY® Brand Miniatures –I omitted this•1 bag M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies
•1 bag M&M’S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candies
•2 18.25-oz. boxes favorite cake mix-use my own recipe, refer to basic sponge cake •3 cans vanilla frosting-use my own recipe, refer to Vanilla buttercream
•Food coloring (blue, green, red & yellow)
•1 cup Chinese noodles- I use Yee Mee
•2 cups ground cookie or cake crumbs
•3 8-inch round cake pans- I use 9” round cake pan

Directions
1.Unwrap the MILKY WAY® Brand Miniatures, and chop all but two of them.-I omitted this
2.Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions. - I baked sponge cake
3.Fold in the chopped candy, before transferring the batter to 3 8-inch cake pans. .-I omitted this4.Bake for 30 minutes in a preheated 350-degree oven.- I baked sponge cake
5.Set 1/2 cup of vanilla frosting aside.-I prepared Vanilla buttercream6.Using blue food coloring, tint 1-1/2 cans of the remaining vanilla frosting to the desired shade of blue.
7.Once the cake layers are cooled, sandwich blue frosting between the layers
8.set one layer on a plate and frost its top; then set the second layer on top of the first layer and frost its top; then set the third layer on top of the second layer.- I only made two layers, apply a layer of blueberries jam
9.Spread the top and sides of the cake with swirls of both blue and white frosting, to give the cake a water-like color.
10.Swirl the frosting on the top of the cake with the back of a spoon, pulling each swirl so that it looks like a wave.
11.Decorate the side of the cake.
12.here are some suggestions:
13.* Divide the remaining can of vanilla frosting into three small bowls. Tint one bowl green, one red and one yellow. Transfer each color to a reasealable plastic bag. Snip the corner of each bag.
14.* Make the schools of M&M’S® fish:
15.- Press a school of about 4 or 5 green M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies into the side of the cake. Pipe fins and tails with green frosting.
16.- Press a school of 3 or 4 orange M&M’S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candies, and pipe red fins and tails.
17.* M&M’S® lobsters: Use a red M&M’S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candy for the body. Then, place red M&M’S® for the tails and claws. Pipe the claw M&M’S® with red frosting to outline its detail.
18.* M&M’S® seahorse: Use a yellow M&M’S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candy for the body. Place a yellow M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candy to the top of the "body", and pipe a yellow frosting tail and snout.
19.* Sea grass & coral: Pipe green frosting onto the sides of the cake for sea grass. Then, press Chinese noodles into the sides of cake for coral.
20.Decorating the sea bottom:
21.* Sprinkle the cake with cookie crumbs all around like sand. Scatter M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies around the cookie crumbs.
22.* Make a treasure chest: Trim off the top of one MILKY WAY® Brand Miniature.- I omitted this23.Place a second MILKY WAY® Brand Miniature on top like the top of a chest, keeping the lid open.- I omitted this
24.Fill the center with yellow M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies as if they were gold!-I omitted this

**my note- you may also turn this to cup cake form, just place one decoration for each cup cake.


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-sea horse, sea grass, coral (Chinese noodle)




-lobster

-fishes


-Ocean cup cakes and Ocean Birthday cake served on the party day !!



Happy Baking !!

49 comments:

Anncoo said...

WOW Sonia! I'm speechless! This birthday cake is very beautiful! 真的很棒!! How big is this cake?

ICook4Fun said...

That is a lot of work you put into making and decorating. Well done Sonia. I am sure your son really appreciate and happy with his cake.

Ling's Passion said...

I love your ocean cake. You have such a creative way of using M&ms.

Jane Chew said...

What a wonderful cake! Am still finding my fish cookies. My girl love small cup cake. She said small one better n easier to eat :)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Anncoo, I baked using 9" round cake pan

Gertrude, ya, this is a lot of works, I woke up at 6am to make this cake, hehehe..

Ling, Thanks for stopping by, this was not my idea.

Jane, turn this into cup cake, apply butter cream on the cup cake, decorate fish or lobster or seahorse per cup cake, this is just my suggestion if you can't find the fish cookie.

Anh said...

What a cool cake! You are an awesome mom!!

Yummy Koh said...

伟大妈妈baked a beautiful cake with lots of love and passion and patience! Very nice - the cake really fulfils the ocean theme!

tigerfish said...

Can I sing "Under the sea"? or maybe just Happy Birthday? Such a talent you have

苏联妈妈 said...

当看到孩子脸上的笑容,你的付出是值得!

AngieYHL said...

Wonderful Sonia, wonderful Mum

Jobless Girl said...

Woh... lovely. I like this cake..

Nostalgia said...

I see a lot of work went into that. Looks great!

Happy Flour said...

Wow, it a wonderful cake. You must have put in a lot of affect to the cake. Can display the cake at the cake shop already! :)

lilyng said...

what a lovely cake, lucas you are so lucky to have a mom who can bake so well

Katherine said...

Good job Sonia, what a lovely cake. Already pening when reading the instructions. BTW, won't the vanilla cream melt using butter?

Rebecca Subbiah RD said...

wow love this so so cute and with the cup cakes perfect

Colin Woon said...

This is a wonderful looking cake! So many cool details! You did a good job with the sea world!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That's so impressive wtih so many cute details! I thought the lobster was a bought decoration at first! :D

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Anh, Thanks.

YummyKoh, Thanks for your great words!

tigerfish, yes you can.

Sulianmummy, yes, you are right

Angie, thanks.

Jobless girl, Thanks.

Nostalgia, a lot of work put in, also with the help from my daughter.

Happy flour, Thanks for stopping by. You too did a lot of great jobs like this.

Lily, Thanks.

Katherine, no, the butter will not melt, I done this cake in the early morning, wait till night the butter still not melted. Just keep in room temp and store in a big cake container. Not to store in the fridge as the butter will turn hard.

Rebecca, Thanks.

Colin, Thanks.

Lorraine, Thanks for stopping by.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Firstly Happy Belated birthday to Lucas! Such a wonderful cake! Lucky Lucas. ;) Very hood ideas using the M&Ms to create the sea animals. ;) Good one Sonia!

Pete said...

Wah, very artistic and creative....under the sea theme....I bet the kids were very excited to see the cake!

My Little Things Corner said...

wow, so creative you are! You are the best mum!

Elin said...

Sonia..you are so creative! Great work and a great momsie :))

noobcook said...

such a pretty cake. the blue cream looks like waves. and they go so well with the cupcakes :)

Federica said...

complimenti!! è una meraviglia!!

Charmaine said...

Sonia, FANTABULOUS!!! It's absolutely gorgeous. So much creativity and love.

simply.food said...

Beautiful birthday cake and the complimenting cup cakes I love your ocean theme.Very creative.

Jo said...

Sonia, this is so cute. I am sure Lucas enjoyed this tremendously. Who wouldn't ... and that includes me as well.

ReeseKitchen said...

Very creative Sonia & Happy Belated Birthday Lucas..:)

Cheryl said...
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cherylthinktank said...

Oh my goodness Sonia you MADE this? You are officially the coolest mum in the world. Fullstop!

SueSue said...

Hey I did this Ocean cake before for my son birthday few years back. Yup, its from the M&M's website.

ai wei said...

cool cool cool!!! this is really cool! <3

Mary said...

You are an amazing cook and an even better mother. The cake is fantastic and I don't know a child who wouldn't love it. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

温馨小屋 said...

哇!你好棒哦!蛋糕很美很美!Lucas 一定很开心很开心!

Little Corner of Mine said...

So so cute! I love the lobster!

Nadjibella said...

Très beau travail.
BRAVO!!!!

Gulmohar said...

Awesome..great work Sonia :-)

kitchen queen said...

wow! artistically made delicious cake.

Swee San said...

cute.. i like the seahorse

Shandy said...

Absolutely ADORABLE! So cute and Fun! Happy Birthday to the birthday boy =o)

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Wow, super super super cute and adorable...

If i have a cake like that, sure can't bear to eat it... hehe...

Anonymous said...

Wow, I really like the way u used the MnM. It's so beautiful. I like all the sea creatures.

Tina said...

Sooooo cute and delicious cake...

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Dear all, thanks for your lovely words.

SueSue, after saw your message, I just recalled i was copy this recipe from your blog, but forgot to denote the blog name in my file. Thanks so much for your kind sharing.

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

Ooohhh...... so pretty.
If I'm Lucas I'll smother your face with kisses!!!

My Little Space said...

Wow... you're a super mom! I bet your son loves it so much. Happy Belated Birthday to Lucas!

Bakericious said...

wow beautiful cake!

mui mui said...

Hi Chi,
Ooo...this is a lovely cake.
My youngest is fond of ocean creatures recently and his birthday is coming. I am going to bookmarking this.
mui

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