Baking for Halloween is my absolute favourite thing because this season provides so much room for creativity. If you have been following me for a while, you might already know my Brain Cupcakes. This year I thought I’d take it a step further and make an entire brain cake. For Tips and Tricks I have by now learned while making these, keep reading!
STEP 1: THE CAKE
As usual, I use my ratio guide to make my cake. In this case I made 2 separate cake; one in a round baking tin, the other in a flat one. Put together they then already kind of resemble a brain and only need very little carving.
STEP 2: THE DECORATION
Compared to my brain muffins, I used marzipan instead of fondant for my brain cake. It has a much nicer texture and flavor and is already the perfect colour to resemble a brain. For the jam, I’d recommend seedless raspberry jam because strawberry jam tends to be a bit too lumpy.
Realistic Human Brain Cake
- 200 g flour
- 200 g sugar
- 200 g butter
- 200 g eggs (4 eggs)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- red food colour
- 1.5 kg marzipan
- 10 tbsp seedless raspberry jam
- Mix butter and sugar together until you get a foamy buttercream texture
- Add eggs and vanilla extract, mix, then add flour
- Finally add the red food colour and mix
- Divide into 2 tins (if available) and bake at 150C between 30-45 min (check inbetween)
- Add jam in between the 2 cakes, and cover the whole cake in jam
- Roll the marzipan into different length rolls and stick them onto the cake in a random pattern
- Cover the whole cake with a thin layer of jam