Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Twilight Cake


Whether you love it or hate it, you can’t argue with the fact that the Twilight franchise is BIG! 


The ‘Twilight Saga’ film series is actually based on the novels written by the American author Stephanie Meyer. The first film was Twilight , and this was soon followed by New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn (Part 1). With Break Dawn Part 2 scheduled for release in 2012 this vampire-themed romantic fantasy has fans eagerly awaiting what will be the final installment.



To get an idea of how big this franchise has actually become you only need to look at the stats. The four films have already grossed over $2 billion in sales worldwide and have catapulted it's main stars into Hollywood’s most famous.



Personally, I have actually really enjoyed the series thus far. I’m a huge fan of the vampire-romantic fantasy genre and am still a massive fan of the Joss Whedon Buffy and Angel series.



Whilst it is unlikely you will find me lining up for a midnight screening for one of these films, I do really enjoy watching them and it will be sad when they eventually come to an end. As for whether I am Team Jacob or Team Edward? Well, I’m still undecided. Edward has that brooding charm similar to that of Mr Darcy, but Jacob is just a well rounded genuine soul, and he is SO handsome! That scene when he runs with his shirt off and turns into a werewolf - Ahem! Need I say more?!



I was asked to do this cake some time ago for the birthday of a work colleague who is a massive Twilight fan. It was a lot of fun. I used an 8" square chocolate mud cake, cut into three equal layers and made into a rectangle. I then filled it with dark chocolate ganache and covered it using black and white fondant icing.




Tell me, have you watched the films or read the books? Who is your favourite character?




11 comments:

Anonymous said...

That cake looks good...

Apple said...

That cake is amazing. What a great job! I'm definitely more of a fan of the books then the movies. I'm an edward fan with the books, but probably more of a jacob fan in the movies - he really does look so damn hot! :)

Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things said...

Wow, well done!

Amanda said...

Wow - excellent cake! I'm not a fan of the series, but have daughters who are. In fact "Twilight" was first released the first ( and only time) I was in Rome. I was with my eldest daughter who refused to rest until she had found a cinema which was showing it in English.

lateraleating said...

Awesome cake! I'd be very reluctant to cut it, though.

Christie @ fig and cherry said...

Wow, that is some amazing decorating! Im not a fan of the series, but I do appreciate how hard it is to create fondant toppers like that. Nice work.

The Food Mentalist said...

Thanks Everyone :)

Apple, I haven't had a chance to read the books yet but I have heard that those who have read them share your opinion. I will have to set aside some time this year to read them. I agree that Taylor L. was the perfect choice for the Jacob character in the films, mmm :)

Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan said...

Dear Erin,

I have not watched the movie or read the books but this is one fine looking cake!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

You did an awesome job on your cake! I got into the first movie but haven't had a chance to get into the books yet. But I would get into this book cake! :D

Chanel said...

This is so awesome Erin! You've done an amazing job. I'm still a bit scared to try using fondant.

I'm a big fan of the books and movies - I love vampire romance ;-D

Maureen said...

What a clever cookie you are! Maybe that should be clever cakey but that sounded stupid.

It looks fantastic!

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