I just finished assembly the hulk cake for my son’s b-day and I think a came about pretty decent considering the my children were screaming like crazy people all morning and I could not get a grip of my nerves.
equal weighed amounts of:
all purpose flour – I used “White Lily” bleached flour. sifted
This cake resembles an Italian Lady finger, flavor and texture wise.
I used five eggs and they weighed at around 300g so I weighed out same amounts for the flour and sugar (this made two 9″ round cakes.
Butter and flour dust two pans (not – non stick)
Beat eggs with sugar really good – till very pale yellow almost white in color and fluffy. Add sifted flour and fold by hand.
bake 338 degree F or 170 degree C for about 25-35 -or until a toothpick comes out clean.
2 sticks of unsalted butter
5 cups of powder sugar
vanilla extract (I just pour to taste)
Heavy cream 2 – 5 tablespoons or more…- depending on the consistency that you like to work with.
Here are the pics.
First layer ready for butter cream, this will be the crumb coat.
frost first layer – add a good amount.
Add next layer of the cake, clean the sides with a serrated knife and begin to add the frosting. Again don’t be stingy, you can always remove and smooth once it is covered.
Dip off-set spatula in warm water to smooth the frosting, place cake in freezer for 10 minutes until it hardens a little and begin to add color to some of the frosting. This will be the final coat once color and decorated.
I wanted to have a concrete block look to it so I used a bamboo skewer to create the grooves.
I white frosting to the grooves to simulate mortar and smooth it out a little.
Inserted bamboo skewers to the bottom of rice crispy treat hand.
Added all the fondant décor and there you have it.