Wednesday, August 18, 2010

No, a 9" Round Cake is Not Big Enough for a Smirnoff Ice...

This past weekend, Gimpy's old roommate celebrated his 30th birthday, and so Gimpy and I threw him a party at his place for Greg.  I prepared a bunch of food, but the crowning glory of the weekend was the chocolate cake with an Icy Surprise.

If you don't have a group of immature guy friends, you may not know about Bros Icing Bros, but it's been a huge thing around Stamford this year.  Basically what happens is that you are supposed to come up with a creative and unique way to "Ice" your bro.  You give him a Smirnoff Ice, and he has to get on one knee and chug it.  If they have another Smirnoff Ice, they can block you, and you have to drink two.  Needless to say, I have drank more Smirnoff Ice this year than ever before.

So!  I asked Gimpy, "Hunny, do you want me to make a cake and put a Smirnoff Ice inside it?"  Obviously the answer was yes.

I made 4- 9" round cakes, and tried to go out the Ice in, only to discover that it wasn't long enough!  So I had to get a little creative.

It wasn't my ideal, but I carved two of the cakes into a rectangle, and put the Raspberry Smirnoff Ice into the middle of it.  I had originally planned to put posts in to the bottom three layers of cake, carve the space, and then put a very, very thin layer of the cake on top.

So anyway, I put the cake in the center, and carved out a piece of the top section.  I figured I would put it toward the top, and start to bury the bottle.

So!  The next few steps included some serious frosting action to bury the bottle fully.  I didn't want him to have any clue what the "raspberry filling" was in his chocolate cake.  Little did I know that by the time we got there, Greg would be so wasted he would have no idea what to expect!

So, the cake came to the party, and people kept asking what kind it was.  Chocolate with Raspberry filling was our standard response.  When the time came, one of our friends hit the lights, we grabbed a lighter, lit the candles, and started to sing happy birthday.  Greg blew out the candles, made a wish, Betsey handed him a knife, and he went to slice.  When he started to slice... there was a bottle of Smirnoff Ice!
My Best Icing Ever!


mm said...

HAHAHA - I love it!! I've never heard of icing, but if anybody could come up with such a fabulous and sneaky way of doing it, of course it would be you! :o)

betsey said...

Seriously the most creative icing I've ever seen! So happy I was able to have a small part in it!

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