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Another year has passed and yesterday it was time to prepare a new birthday cake for dear F who’s turning 30 today. Every year he wishes a Nonstop (the Swedish variant of Smarties) cake as birthday cake, which he of course never gets. It’s a kid’s cake for crying out load! So instead I made this even more childish Pacman cake, to follow the 1up Mushroom cake I made last year :-) This year I learned a valuable lesson when using sugarpaste on a cake, don’t omit the buttercream. Without the buttercream it was impossible to get the cake smooth, but I must admit it tasted much better. The first cake filling consists of Dumle-fluff, which is done by melting Dumle (soft toffee covered in milk chocolate) together with whipping cream. Let cool during the night and then whip. It tastes heavenly! The other layer consists of whipped cream, sugar and raspberries. The best part of making the Pacman cake is the wedge you need to cut to create his mouth, you can guess where it went….

Recipe further down.

    Pacman cake

    Cake:
    4 eggs
    200 ml sugar
    2 tsp baking powder
    100 ml potato flour
    100 ml flour

    Heat oven (convection) to 175 degrees C. Butter and bread a round pan with removable bottom. In a bowl beat eggs and sugar with an electric beater until white and fluffy. Add sifted flour and baking powder, and combine carefully so the batter remains fluffy and airy. Pour patter in pan and bake for 30-40 minutes until golden and a tooth pick comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes in pan and then remove from pan and let cool completely.

    Dumle fluff (needs to be prepared the evening before):
    180 gram Dumle (soft toffee covered in milk chocolate)
    300 ml whipping/heavy cream

    Heat the cream in a pan, add toffee and stir until it’s completely melted. Don’t boil!
    Let cool in the fridge overnight or at least 8 hours. When completly cool, beat with an electric beater just as you would beat ordinary cream.


    Raspberry filling:

    200 ml whipping/heavy cream
    250 gram raspberries
    sugar

    Beat cream with electric beater until fluffy. Don’t mix with the raspberries as they will be put on top after the cream has been spread on one of the cake layers.

    For assembly:
    Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur)
    Sugar paste
    yellow, pink, red and turquoise food colour
    black food pen
    melted unsalted butter or butter cream

    Reserve a small amount of sugar paste for the eyes. Take 4 pieces of the sugar paste and colour them pink, turquoise, red and orange (use yellow and red). Colour the rest of the sugar paste yellow.

    Assembly:
    Cut the cake in 3 even layers. Sprinkle the first layer with Frangelico (hazelnut liqueur). Spread Dumle fluff evenly and cover with the second cake layer. Sprinkle Frangelico over cake and spread whipped cream evenly. Place all raspberries on the cream and sprinkle with a bit of sugar. Cover with the third and last cake layer. Sprinkle Frangelico.

    Cut a wedge in the cake and taste it while rolling out the yellow sugar paste. Before covering the cake with sugar paste, brush melted unsalted butter underneath. This is done to avoid the sugar paste from sweating when coming in contact with the whipped cream. However it will be hard to get the cake smooth without butter cream. If looks are more important than taste, make sure to cover the whole cake with butter cream before covering with sugar paste.

    Roll out the remaining coloured sugar paste and cut out ghosts with a knife. “Glue” them on the cake with a small amount of water. Make eyes with white sugar paste and paint a black dot with a food colouring pen. Don’t forget Pacman’s eye as well.

27 Responses to “Pacman cake”

  1. Meeta
    September 16th, 2008 20:10
    1

    Dagmar, you are an artist. I remember I would save all my quarters to be able to play pacman in the arcades. i used to love that game and to tell you the truth I can have those sessions every now and then again. this cake looks and sounds wonderful.

  2. Lena
    September 16th, 2008 21:25
    2

    So cute! You make the best birthday cakes, F is a lucky guy :)

  3. dawn
    September 16th, 2008 23:13
    3

    Adorable! How cute is that? Love it, love it.

  4. Katerina
    September 16th, 2008 23:24
    4

    Wow..I always admire your cakes, but this one left me speechless! It is absolutely fantastic. I showed the picture to my husband (he’s 35:-) and he got so excited that I started to feel guilty of being bad wife :)
    anyway – great job!

  5. emerald
    September 16th, 2008 23:36
    5

    I’ve always thought Nonstop was a Norwegian candy, kind of like Kvikk Lunsj, but maybe there’s a Swedish version as well :) The cake looks yummy though!

  6. Courtney aka glamah
    September 17th, 2008 03:59
    6

    Now thats cute!

  7. awoz
    September 17th, 2008 04:08
    7

    I love this game:pac man…I still paly form time to time.I am abig kid, lol!
    Your cake looks delicious and is very very Original…

  8. Pille
    September 17th, 2008 08:11
    8

    Very cute indeed! And best birthday wishes to your F!!

  9. Anne
    September 17th, 2008 09:03
    9

    Oh, that’s completely adorable :) You’re so good!

  10. Benny
    September 17th, 2008 16:52
    10

    Hahaha…. that’s funny idea :D…… I should think of something next year :D

  11. Markus "LAKE" Berglund
    September 17th, 2008 23:40
    11

    Rena himmelriket för en Pacman-älskare! :-D

  12. Cibercuoca
    September 18th, 2008 00:38
    12

    Wow, adorable!

  13. diva
    September 18th, 2008 14:47
    13

    BEAUTIFUL! i adore the pacmen. :D haha and that sugarpaste (is that the same as royal icing?) is trés adorable. love it. happy bday to F and wow, you’re a wicked baker. x

  14. snookydoodle
    September 18th, 2008 14:51
    14

    THIS LOOKS GREAT AND SOUND SO YUMMY. WISH i HAD A PIECE OF IT.

  15. Fearless Kitchen
    September 18th, 2008 16:57
    15

    This is a great looking cake. It’s so creative!

  16. Destiny
    September 20th, 2008 21:01
    16

    I can’t believe how cool that is! Great work.

  17. jasmine
    September 21st, 2008 02:40
    17

    This is such a great cake– so much fun.

    I think next year you should try a Raymond’s Raving Rabbid :)

    j

  18. caviar and codfish
    September 21st, 2008 16:18
    18

    Oh my, now that is one cute cake!

  19. Reeni
    September 23rd, 2008 22:51
    19

    Yum-yum. So cute and sweet to eat!

  20. Juliette
    September 28th, 2008 18:19
    20

    This is the cake I’ve always dreamt for my birthday party!!! So funny and yummy!! :-)

  21. Pacman
    March 26th, 2009 11:04
    21

    Where do I place my order?! This is awesome!

  22. Hipolito M. Wiseman
    December 19th, 2009 08:21
    22

    This is getting a bit more subjective, but I much prefer the braun electric toothbrush

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    January 12th, 2010 16:19
    23

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    April 18th, 2010 16:00
    24

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  25. David
    March 19th, 2011 20:34
    25

    It’s amazing cacke. On the week i try make this.

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