Chocolate Mannequin Cake

Chocolate Mannequin Cake

 

I bought one of those stick dolls you can buy in a craft store to make this chocolate mannequin cake.  There is something about mannequins I find so attractive, it may be because they are shaped in the human form.  I have a few of them around the house, two in the bedroom, a small one in another and little ones scattered here and there.

 

Chocolate Mannequin Cake

As a 9-year old, I used to collect what other people would think of as junk and keep them in what I pretended was my treasure box.  I would load it with all kinds of beads, feathers, pencils, erasers, trinkets, you name it.  Looking at the costume jewelry and trinkets I adorn these mannequins with, it seems I haven’t changed.

I actually baked this cake in early August, I just haven’t had the time to get my pictures posted.  Assembling and decorating was the quickest and easiest I’ve done so far for a cake, if this isn’t the fastest way to get a cake decorated, I don’t know what is.  On second thought, I take that back.  Bundt cakes do not require frosting as they are pretty on their own.  The glaze on bundt cakes is optional, so yes, correction on that, next to a bundt cake, this mannequin cake is the second easiest to decorate.

Since the icing was thin and pourable to start with, I just poured it all over the bottom layer, then the upper layers were small enough that I could just dunk them in the bowl.  The smaller layers were completely covered and ready to stack in about 10 seconds.

 

Chocolate Mannequin Cake

Any cake recipe will work, you can even use a box mix if you prefer.  I started out with three fluted pans of graduating sizes for the cake layers.  The recipe for the cake and icing are exactly the same as what I used for the G Clef Birthday Cake.  You will have a lot of batter out of the recipe, so just use the extra for cupcakes.

You get a lot of look, but ironically, for all its height, you don’t get a lot of cake.  So this would best serve a small group who like dessert but are on a diet.  In this case, you can still have your cake, but just not a lot of it.

 

Chocolate Mannequin Cake

I was actually going for the look of this gown, the cake doesn’t look exactly like it, but well, it’s the inspiration that counts.

 

Chocolate Mannequin Cake

Now obviously, this isn’t really a magazine cover, but it was fun to do anyway.

 

Chocolate Mannequin Cake

I thought I would pipe some flowers to give it a little color…..

 

 

Chocolate Mannequin Cake

And just like that the look was transformed from femme fatale to uhm, frou frou.  Oh well, live and learn.

 

Chocolate Mannequin Cake

 It may be a different look altogether…

Chocolate Mannequin Cake

 I still like it anyway.

Chocolate Mannequin Cake

 It’s easy to make and kind of cute.

Chocolate Mannequin Cake

 And more importantly, it’s delish!

Chocolate Mannequin Cake

Chocolate Mannequin Cake

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