Time: About 2-3 hours for the decorating
Richness: About1 treadmill (unless you consume lots of the mmf).
So this was another one for Sarah, this time for the hand-in of her Thesis.
I based it on the striped pj squid I made for her last year (well, year before. I've been a bit late posting this one).
Anyway, you need:
1 basic chocolate cake (or any cake of your choice really) baked in a loaf tin
a suitable cake board and sharp knife
1 quantity of white/cream coloured marshmallow fondant (mmf)
tumeric powder (to act as a lovely yellow colouring)
A clean/new fine(ish) paintbrush
From this point in time, the fiddly bits begin. I used a combination of cocoa powder and tumeric to colour the body a little, as most blue-rings have a yellow-brownish body with blue rings.
Once the cocoa was on, I started painting on the spots using a clean paintbrush.
I did a basic blue ring (see below, left), let it dry, then painted over the outside again with a mixture of blue food colouring, cocoa (to make it darker) and water (below, right).
In a word?: Satisfying