Fight Club: Soap Cake

First off! All credit, and I do mean alllll credit goes to Three Baking Sheets to the Wind: Sugared Cinema, Fight Club Blog Post. This is her recipe and I am merely a mimic swimming in her wake. My attempt at the Fight Club Cake. The pictures are mine, the recipe is hers.

Fight Club Soap Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 pound cake loaves (Sara Lee Cake Mix works great!)
  • Fruit Jam
  • A batch of Quick Pour Fondant
    Pink Food Coloring (I used Wilton Rose)
Preparation
  • Bake normally.

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  • Slice a thin layer off the top of one of the pound cakes.  You want a smooth, flat base for the letters to rest on.  Trim a little off of both ends, rounding out the corners so that it resembles a bar of soap.
  • Cut the other loaf into 1/4-inch slices.  Carefully cut out the letters using an Exacto knife or something equally sharp.  You should be able to get 2-3 letters out of each slice

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  • Apply a glaze to the cake.  This will help the fondant stick to it more uniformly.  To make the glaze, put a few spoonfuls of jam into a bowl and thin it out with a little bit of water.  Microwave for 15-20 seconds then lightly brush onto your cake.

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  • Carefully arrange the letters one last time then transfer the cake to a cooling rack set over a baking sheet.  Prepare and dye the fondant using the recipe I linked to above.
  • When the fondant is ready, pour it evenly over the cake.

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  •  To clean up and define the areas between the lettering, I cut a drinking straw to about a 4-inch length and used it to blow out the excess fondant.  It sounds odd but it’s really not.  It’s a lot like the last 30 seconds of a drive-thru car wash when the leftover droplets are blasted off your windshield by that enormous air cannon.
  • To make “suds”, pour some heavy cream into a bowl and whip it until it starts to foam.  Skim the suds off the top and spoon them onto your soap.

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