Are geode cakes still a thing? I have seen a few still showing up in my from time to time and honestly... I still love them. Today I want to tell you about the Geode Galaxy Cake I made last year.
My daughter wanted a Geode Galaxy Cake for her 15th birthday. I was super excited about doing a design I'd never done before, but in the end, I wasn't happy with it.
It just didn't turn out nearly as nice as I wanted it to. I can't even remember what was going on other than me feeling incredibly overwhelmed and rushed to finish the cake.
Also, it didn't help that I forgot to take "good" photos of the cake. The only one I ended up having was from my cell phone. And it was one bad picture. 😭
Well, I also got one picture of the cut cake because she wanted candy to fall out of the inside.
Geode Galaxy Cake
Overall, the cake was okay. Sarah wanted it to be black (and maybe blue and purple) with white speckle to look like the galaxy. That part wasn't so bad. Except the Satin Ice black, blue and purple fondant was really soft because it was a hot day and it did not want to cooperate.
I SO wish I'd gotten a picture of the other side of the cake where the marbled fondant really was beautiful.
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Another problem... because the inside of the cake was carved out and I had to carve out cake for the geode, the cake was rather fragile. It didn't feel nearly as sturdy as my normal cakes feel. I hated that feeling that it was going to topple over every time I was trying to smooth it.
Anywho... for the actual geode, I ordered rock candy from OhNuts.com. If you don't live in a rural community like I do, you might be able to buy rock candy in a store, but OhNuts.com seemed to be my best option online.
They have a variety of colors in small enough packages that I felt good ordering a couple of shades of blue, then purple and white also. My picture is so terrible, you can't really tell I have all the different colors there, but I do. 😁
To put the geode together, I watched this class over at Bluprint. Mine didn't turn out nearly as flawless as Rachael's Geode Cake, but it was okay for a first try. I think I was just in too big of a hurry to really invest the time needed to perfect it.
Now... for my other (terrible) picture...
The inside of the cake:
Sarah wanted M&M's falling out of her Galaxy Geode Cake. Since I was already having to carve into one side to make the Geode, I decided to limit the M&M's into the middle layer of cake. I just cut a circle out with a cookie cutter and filled it up when stacking.
Since I don't have a ton of pictures to share of the cake, I'll wrap things up today with some details for my fellow cake decorators 😊.
- The cake was dark chocolate fudge cake with vanilla buttercream filling.
- It was covered in black, blue, and purple marbled Satin Ice fondant.
- The "stars" or white speckles were done with white food coloring and a paint brush.
- My tutorial for stacking cakes is here.
- The cakes were baked in Magic Line Pans and the sizes were 5" and 7".
- To make the geode, I took this Geode Cake class from Bluprint. As I write this post, you can sign up for a free 7 day trial and watch the class too!
- The cake was displayed on this black marble cake stand.
See my other Galaxy Cake here and click on it for details...