Sunday, April 19, 2009

Frosted Nixon

This pan is totally kitschy and totally awesome. Normally I do not go for things like this because they seem so "Spencers"-esque (remember those stores in the mall that had all the perverted joke things?), but ever since we saw that episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm with the erotic bakery, finding this cake pan had been a priority. So when John gave it to me for Valentine's Day, I couldn't wait to use it. Then the Academy Awards came along, and we invited people to bring movie-themed food to our house to watch. My contribution? Frosted Nixon, based on the film Frost/Nixon (which I did not see). It was the only film I could think of to tie to the penis pan.

The pan fits one box of regular cake mix (do not make a homemade cake for this, mixes are just fine and work perfectly).

I used a basic frosting recipe and some decorator dyes from Wilton to get the coloring right. Pretty simple, and it was actually really delicious. "Jimmies" (or sprinkles) on the balls made that section a big hit! Dress this cake up or down. It would probably be good sprinkled with some powdered sugar or drizzled with some ganache, but mine needed to be FROSTED obviously.

Frosting:
2 sticks unsalted butter, firm but not cold
1/8 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp milk
Beat the butter and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce the speed to low, gradually add sugar and beat until incorporated. Add vanilla and milk and beat until smooth and creamy. The frosting should be creamy and dense, like ice cream. Add additional milk, 1 tsp at a time, if frosting does not have a spreadable consistency.

3 comments:

angrygn0me said...

hahahahahha thats amazing

Paige said...

LOL! That is pretty funny...perfect thing to have for a bachelorette party!

prototype138 said...

hahaha I need to start making insane cake pans

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