How to Make a Booby Cake

Breast-Wishes-Cake-Tutorial-by-Wicked-Goodies I made this booby cake decorated with smooth buttercream and modeling chocolate for a fundraising event in honor my friend, Laura, who is winning a fight against breast cancer. Go, Laura! It was a huge cake – each boob was the size of a basketball. The flavor was butter cake with strawberry cream cheese filling. Here’s how I made it. 

Breast Cake Tutorial by Wicked Goodies

1. Baked off the rounded tops of the breasts in 8” stainless steel hemisphere pans (read my tutorial on how to bake cakes in hemisphere pans) and the wider base of the breasts in standard 8” round cake pans.

Breast Cake Tutorial by Wicked Goodies

2. Sliced the cakes and layered them alternating with filling inside two 5-quart bowls from my KitchenAid mixer. Follow this link to read my tutorial on how to build layer cakes in the pan

Breast Cake Tutorial by Wicked Goodies

The results were two perfectly spherical and identical orbs.

Breast Cake Tutorial by Wicked Goodies

3. Carved the bottom of the cakes for more pronounced roundness (in the above photo, cakes are covered in plastic wrap).

Breast Cake Tutorial by Wicked Goodies

4. Applied a crumb coat of buttercream (I used vanilla buttercream mixed with cocoa powder for a light skin tone) using a small offset spatula. Then refrigerated the cake.

Breast Cake Tutorial by Wicked Goodies

5. Added a finish coat of buttercream.

Breast Cake Tutorial by Wicked Goodies

6. Smoothed the buttercream frosting until the surface was round and even. I use a combination of a small offset spatula and gloved hand to frost rounded cakes.

Here is a video clip example of how I use a gloved hand to frost a rounded cake (different cake).

How to Frost a Rounded Cake by Wicked Goodies

Breast Cake Tutorial by Wicked Goodies

7. Rolled out and cut strips of pink ombre modeling chocolate to make a frilly bra. Ombre (different gradations of the same color) ruffles, especially pink ombre ruffles, is a very trendy cake design these days.

Breast Wishes Cake by Wicked Goodies

Many cake decorators use fondant to make ruffles but I prefer to use modeling chocolate. There are also many tutorials on the web for how to create this effect using fondant instead of modeling chocolateHere is an example from the blog, Make Fabulous Cakes and here is an example from the blog, Bubble Sweet. If you own my book, check out page 49 where it demonstrates how to make the modeling chocolate ruffles on the cake below.

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