The Final B-52 Cake: The REAL Turducken Cake

I did it. I finished a real Turducken cake. Not like the folks who do pie inside cake and stop there. Not like the folks who do a measly one or two layers of it. If you are at all impressed with this post, I beg of you to take a moment to please share it with friends, family, social networks and so on. It took me a full year to complete the Fifty-Two Cakes project in order to help pass the time while my husband is deployed, and it all culminated into this one monumental, expensive, difficult, time-consuming, disgusting, calorie-ridden, delicious work of art – and it would mean so much to me to see it shared for the world to see!

33-Pound Turducken Cake
33-Pound Turducken Cake

Final statistics:

  • Height: 10 inches
  • Width: 10 inches
  • Volume: 785 cubic inches
  • Weight: 33 pounds
  • Hours to Completion: 26
  • Full Buttercream Frosting Recipes: 4
  • Full Cake Recipes: 6
  • Full Pie Recipes: 3
  • Approx. # of standard-sized cookies: 18

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Creating the B-52 Cake – Classic Neopolitan Layer

I only managed to squeeze in one cake layer today. I had to stir it by hand in a bowl because my KitchenAid stand mixer can’t handle a double cake recipe. It’s a little crispy on top from being in the oven so long to bake all the way through, but that part gets lopped up during the leveling stage – which is going to be a beast, no doubt.

The reason I could only squeeze one cake layer in today is because I had to stop by the Big Dumb Fun Show to spend some time with my favorite on-air personalities and answer some questions about the B-52 (Behemoth 52nd) cake! I’ll be sure to post links to the interview as soon as they become available. For now, enjoy the video of us pulling this layer out of the oven, and a few pics from the evening. I also added in a picture of the de-panned “Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice” layer. It truly is a monolith!

Creating the “B-52 Cake” – Grocery Shopping

I told you the 52nd cake was going to be epic, right? Three layers – each including a cookie inside a pie inside a cake, totaling 9 unique flavors, all held together with pounds of vanilla buttercream frosting. Well now I can start revealing all the plans as it all unfolds. Trust me, you’re going to want to stay tuned to this.

This thing will all those other attempts at “turducken cakes” out of the water. The diagrams and schematics are done, the list was made, the supplies are gathered, and the baking begins tomorrow. As each part is completed, I will continue to upload images, recipes and videos to keep you posted. My deadline to complete this project is Thursday. I anticipate a few sleepless nights, and having nightmares about cake when I do manage to get some shuteye. Thanks to my bestie Nick Guzman for braving the grocery store with me tonight and filming the phenomenal quantities (and cost) of the food required to create this monstrosity of a cake.

One last thing – make sure to tune into the Big Dumb Fun Show this Monday night, August 15 around 7:30 p.m. to hear an interview with me about the B-52 Cake!

 

Creating the B-52 Cake
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