SUBSCRIBE HERE: bit.ly/MyCupcakeAddiction
Learn how to make this easy and super cool smoking volcano cake - perfect for Hawaiian Luau themed parties and Dinosaur events! Yet another awesome idea for how you can use your giant cupcake mold! ---SUBSCRIBE to MyCupcakeAddiction for more FREE Tutorials-----
You can also carve this cake using 2 x 6" round x 3" high cakes. This cake serves about 12 people.
Tools & Equipment:
Cake Board (I used a 9" square)
Plastic toy dinosaurs & trees (I got them from the toy section of Kmart in Australia - $15 for 200 pieces!)
Wire rack / cooling rack
Serrated edge knife
Circle cutter (I used a 2.5")
2 x Zip lock bags
For smoking effect:
Shot glass or small container (plastic or glass, it doesn't matter)
Dried ice pellets (check online for your nearest supplier - mine were $8 for a whole kilo!)
Giant Cupcake, baked as per our tutorials below (I used a chocolate mud cake recipe for mine)
Dark chocolate ganache (recipe below
White chocolate ganache (recipe below) - Half coloured red, half coloured orange. You can use liquid, gel or paste colours for this.
White Ganache: 600g white chocolate + 200ml whipping cream
Dark Ganache: 400g dark chocolate + 200ml whipping cream
Combine cream and chocolate - microwave for 1 minute at a time until all ingredients are melted - about 3-4 minutes total. You can also use a saucepan to heat the cream till it boils, then remove from heat and pour chocolate into the saucepan, stirring till its completely melted.
Link to How to Ice a Cake Board: youtube.com/watch?v=hGZfKH8Y1Xo
Link to Giant Cupcake Basics 1 (chocolate cupcake case): youtube.com/watch?v=QG3n1OHwMYk
Link to Giant Cupcake Basics 2: youtube.com/watch?v=ekRTQZPxtRA
Link to Giant Cupcake Basics 3: youtube.com/watch?v=bJfs8gBbC8Q