Happy New Years everyone!
I made this Vanilla and Butter rum cake for a New Years Eve party Sam and I went to. I’ve had the design for this cake on my mind since September 26th, which was Sam’s golden birthday. I meant to make it for him, but got ill and wasn’t able to make him anything.
So I was excited to finally be able to try this design out. I’ve never made Hard Crack Candy before and was up for the challenge.
I actually came into some trouble when I was making it. It’s easy to make, but it’s also finicky and all about the science. The first batch I made ended up turning into foam and then into a solid block. That’s when I learned that you have to put the flavoring in right after taking the pan off of the heat, instead of waiting for it to stop boiling.
I didn’t add any food coloring because I planned on painting gold edible paint on it. Once the pieces were broken and the cake had a crumb coat on it I went to work on putting the pieces on, which took about an hour and a half.
I was really fighting with science here. After I put the edible paint on the pieces started to melt! At this point it was what is was. I put a boarder on it and hoped that they would stop gooping.
In the end it wasn’t that big of a deal. Everyone at the party loved the butter rum candy pieces and the cake.
Happy New Year from us! I hope that you find your year full of blessings.
Next week on the 9th I’m finally having my wrist surgery. Which means it will be roughly 3-4 months before I’ll be able to decorate again.