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All kippers and curtains…

… yeah, I looked that phrase up 😉 It’s very fitting, though – with the kippers being bland butter cream, and the curtains being the flashy structure and noble-looking fondant exterior.

I followed a certain Dr. Oetker’s recipe closely, having had a lot of good results with them so far. Every run of luck has to end somewhere, or sometime, I suppose. It’s just a bit sad that it happened to be a birthday cake, of all things…

No way will I post the recipe here, since it was such a disappointment with regard to taste (the best thing were the chocolate peanuts hidden inside). I admit that I was and still am fascinated with the fundamental idea of a hollow surprise-cake, though; and so I have planned out a vastly improved version of this, where I am going to replace the absolutely tasteless butter cream with something yummy, and – even more importantly – the fondant (YUCK, seriously, HOW does anyone eat that stuff!?) with almond paste, or just a thick crust of chocolate 😀

So, for now enjoy the pictures, and imagine it tastes as lovely as it looks…

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Almond paste Burial (Archaeologist’s Delight II)

Well, another of my archaeological baking adventures, this for the birthday in 2009!

Apparently I didn’t take pictures of the finished, dairy-covered burial, but these are from the skeletton with its grave goods. I was aiming for a bit more realism in the excavation experience this time, too, as you can see, because… well, it IS a skeletton this time 🙂

This one’s based on a grave in Hallstatt, Austria, one of the most important pre-historic burial sites in Europe. I copied the bronzen plates and weapons to the best of my, and the marzipan’s, abilities 🙂

Burial Mound Cake (Archaeologist’s Delight…)

Well, the blog says it’s for sewing, writing and fangirling. This is something else, but certainly very much procrastination, as well. It’s an ACTION CAKE. Because you have to excavate it before you’re allowed to eat, of course.

I made this, some years ago, for a good friend of mine for her birthday. And yes, she IS an archaeologist…