Surprise in the cake – Jack Daniels Cake from Baked Ideas

Bottle of Jack Daniels inside  a Jack Daniels Cake
-by Baked Ideas

Think of how nice it would be for someone to cut into a cake made especially for them and find something they love inside! And who doesn’t love some whiskey? >_^

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Patti Paige shared these behind the scenes photos of this Jack Daniels cake, with a very special surprise inside… a bottle of Jack!
This cake is an example of well-executed cake design: form fitting and fun.
Patti and the team at Baked Ideas sculpted this cake so the whiskey bottle fit sturdily into its cloned cakey shell. What an awesome idea for a sculpted groom’s cake or any celebration cake!

Structure:

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Patti carved foam block for a 350ml bottle of Jack Daniels to sit in, and then built on top of it with cake. This allowed her to make the cake to scale and have the right amount of cake servings.

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She placed cake boards at every 4 inches of cake, starting with a board on top of the foam base. Dowels were cut to fit in-between the boards. Each board was cut precisely to fit around the botte. Cutting right to the bottle allows the maximum amount of cake to stand sturdily around the bottle’s center.

To form the top of the bottle, Patti carved cereal treats.

The entire cake was covered in chocolate ganache and then covered with white fondant after sitting in the fridge to harden. The white fondant was artfully painted in an the amber whiskey hue. Black fondant was used to cover the top of the bottle, and wrapped around the cake for the bottle’s label.

Design Transfer Technique: Royal Icing Stamp

Stamp 219x300 Surprise in the cake   Jack Daniels Cake from Baked IdeasTo make the bottle’s label, Patti made a stamp from royal icing and foam board. She used the stamp press the lines of the design into the fondant as a guide for her exquisitely detailed piping.

Stay tuned for how to make your own royal icing stamp in an upcoming video post!

Take a look at another great technique: the pinprick transfer technique.

Artful sculpted cake tip

BeforeLabelHalfPainted 168x300 Surprise in the cake   Jack Daniels Cake from Baked IdeasAdd some interest with food color. I love that the painting on this cake captures the luminosity of the liquid and glass. Using food color to add depth or texture can really make a cake stand out. Baked Ideas made this cake a decorator’s inspiration- inside and out!

More Baked Ideas

Think of how you can place something inside a cake for a nice element of surprise! Maybe some chocolate coins inside a Lucky Cat Bank Cake ? How about a scary haunted house for halloween with gummy worms inside? Just imagine what you can do!

Be safe!

I’m putting on my nurse hat, now. Remember that safety comes first: Make sure to place the surprise object inside of the cake with care so that the cake is still safe to eat, and won’t have tiny parts for someone to choke on! x_X

PattiPaintingLabel 300x300 Surprise in the cake   Jack Daniels Cake from Baked IdeasPatti Paige is the head cake and cookie designer at Baked Ideas. Her special creations have been featured in dozens of magazines and on TV. She recently decorated her famous sugar cookies on Barefoot Contessa! Her cookies cutters and other edible works of art, like her Gingerbread Yoga cookies, are available to order on the Baked Ideas website. For daily inspiration stay connected on the Baked Ideas Facebook Page.

10 responses to “Surprise in the cake – Jack Daniels Cake from Baked Ideas”

  1. Amazing, what a wonderful work!!

  2. This is such impressive work. Thanks for sharing the technique of pinprincking!

  3. This is awsome. I want to try it. Thank you for the tutorial.

  4. What was put between the cake and the bottle to not get cake on the bottle?

  5. This cake looks arsom
    .i was it a stamp or lable that you use for the cake

  6. what an amazing idea! i have about 7 years of cake decorating experience and was asked to do my brothers groom cake. this is definitely up his alley. how many people would a cake like this feed?

  7. The entire cake was covered in chocolate ganache and then covered with white fondant after sitting in the fridge to harden. The white fondant was artfully painted in an the amber whiskey hue. Black fondant was used to cover the top of the bottle, and wrapped around the cake for the bottle’s label.

  8. Where do you buy the stamp press from…it looks amazing

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