When my friend asked me to make a "science-themed" cake for his daughter's birthday, I had no idea what to make. While strolling on the Vegas strip with my husband, I was telling him about the cake. At that point, we were walking by the Mirage which has a big Volcano in its "front yard". Hubby then said, "how about a volcano cake?". What a great idea!
My friend is very creative and wanted to add some special effects to the cake. His plan was to use dry ice and water to create smoke, and a foam cup with a balloon filled with baking soda, with a small syringe taped to it, containing vinegar, covered in "lava" (red icing). So to accommodate all this, I decided to bake 2 Bundt cakes and stack them on top of one another.
The bottom cake is a Chocolate Velvet Fudge Cake from Rose's Heavenly Cakes. The top is is a Chocolate Butter Cake from CakeLove. Both cakes tasted great; moist, tender and very chocolatey. The volcano was covered with my original Chocolate Cream Cheese frosting (something I wanted to try out for a while). It was great; light, creamy, chocolatey, with a little tang at the end.
Here are some other pictures:
The two cakes stacked, with 3 straws inserted in the bottom cake and a alu foiled wrapped cardboard in between for support