Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The League of Legends Poro Cake

Hard to believe my son turned 18 last week. I was relieved when his cake request wasn't too complicated after trying to make cake goblets. Heck, this whole month has been complicated enough. He wanted a "Poro" cake, a character from League of Legends' Howling Abyss map. They are cute, fluffy creatures that look like a cross between Tribbles and Hyperbole and a Half's Alot.

Using my chocolate buttermilk cake recipe, I made a square cake and six cupcakes. Marina helped out by making the features--tongues, horns, feet and mustaches--out of almond cookies. I was tired of making buttercream frosting, so I did a simple whipped cream frosting for the cake and Poros. This was probably an error on my part. Buttercream would have held the pieces in place better. I had hoped to stack the six cupcakes in a pyramid, but I quickly realized there was no way they would hold their position. Without stacking them, only three cupcakes fit on the cake. The Poro on the right kept sliding off the side. I finally stuck a toothpick through it to hold it in place. That was my biggest problem with the cake, so I think I did alright. My final touch was a sprinkle of silver sugar over the Poros.

Here it is all lit up. The candles were extremely drippy.
The sad Poros that didn't make the (ahem) cut.
I dipped the mustache cookies in melted chocolate to color them. The eyes are just large chocolate chips.

I think it was a good end to cake baking season. If I don't get too busy in June, I hope to make a nice cake for my husband at the end of the month. I will see how things go. I'm awaiting official word on a part-time postiion. I should know that today or tomorrow.

I'm thankful I was able to give my kids nice birthdays in such a difficult month of changes.


Mrs. A said...

Well done! I think you've done a wonderful job with EVeRYthING this month!

Kez said...

Very cute!

Inner Elder said...

The poro cupcakes are soooo cute! Congrats on your p/t job. Love ya! Mom

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