Marla. That little scratch on the roof of your mouth that would heal if only you could stop tonguing it.
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
- 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)
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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