One of my favorite things about creating custom cakes, is that there is always something new! Each week, we create cakes for different occasions, birthday party themes and personalities. When my children were younger, I was in the know about all things Paw Patrol and Wonder Pets and more! And now that they are older and into gaming, there is a whold new world of popular themes when it comes to kid’s birthday parties. From TikTok to Fortnite and back again! Phew!
This week, we were asked to create both a cake and cookies for Among Us parties! And funnily enough, the cake and the cookies were for separate clients and separate parties.
For the cake, we did a two tier iced in buttercream. We needed the buttercream to be super smooth and level for the techniques, we were using, so we iced it using our favorite icing tool. For the top tier, we added a drip in black using a ready-made drip. Tinting ganache or chocolate can be time consuming and require a lot of food color, so we went with a super black drip that you just microwave and squeeze onto your cake…so simple!
For the bottom tier, we did an imperfect blue and black airbrush to mimic the galaxy theme we were going for. We painted our number nine fondant topper to match. For the Among Us characters, we printed them on edible paper and mounted them on fondant and floral wire to make some of them bouncers. The number topper and the Among Us characters were made the day before, so they could dry and hold their shape. Also, making these in advance made this cake come together super fast!
For another customer, we made these Among Us cookies in a variety of colors of royal icing. We used our standard sugar cookie recipe and this Among Us cookie cutter, which we know will come in handy a lot! We chilled the cookie cut-outs before popping them in the oven to bake, which helps them to hold their shape. Once baked and cool, we iced them with royal icing using our favorite royal icing mix and tipless piping bags. It’s such a simple design, but the variety of colors and the black outline really made them pop!
We can’t wait to see what themes our customers come up with next! Have you made any Among Us party treats? If so, drop us a comment and let us know! Until next time, happy decorating!