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Mega Mug 'a "Joe" Cake


This will wake ?em up at any celebration! This colossal hazelnut coffee flavored cake features a sunny fondant-covered mug filled to the brim with a dark, glistening brew.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Tint white fondant yellow. Add 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 3 oz. yellow fondant; roll into a 6 x 3/4 in. diameter log and shape into handle. Insert lollipop sticks on each end of handle. Let dry overnight. Wrap remaining fondant to keep it soft until ready to cover your cake.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray two 6 x 3 in. round baking pans with vegetable pan spray. In large bowl, combine cake mix, coffee, oil and egg whites with electric mixer on low speed until moistened; beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Add hazelnuts and blend. Pour into prepared pans. Bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling grid; cool completely.

Step 3

Arrange cake on foil-covered cake circle; prepare for covering with rolled fondant by icing lightly with buttercream. Roll out reserved fondant to 1/4 in. thick; cover cake. Smooth, using Fondant Smoother if desired. For top and bottom borders, roll two 20 x 3/8 in. diameter logs; attach with damp brush.

Step 4

For message, roll out pastel fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut letters with Cut-Outs; attach to cake with damp brush. Cut circles from a variety of fondant colors using small and large openings of tip 12; attach to cake sides with damp brush. Tint piping gel brown for "coffee"; place on cake top using cut disposable bag or carefully spoon onto cake top and spread evenly. Insert fondant handle in cake side.

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1 package (18.25 ounces) white cake mix

1 1/3 cups strong coffee (, at room temperature)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

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Mega Mug 'a "Joe" Cake is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Made this for a client and the directions seemed simple, but I had to redo everything multiple times. The top and bottom borders didn't look right to me as circular, so I rolled out thin strips and folded them in half length wise. That looked better to me. Also, the handle I made wouldn't stay in, so I made it smaller and then the proportions were off. I think I will make the next one with 6 inch rounds instead of 8 inch.
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have made this cake 2 times for my mom and a friend who are of course both coffee lovers. Everyone always thinks they are so cute! The one I did for a friend I made with 4" round pans and she didn't realize it was cake at first!! I had it on a plate with a couple of cookies beside it and instead of the piping gel coffee on top of the cup used buttercream icing to make a swirl that looked like whip cream and then drizzled caramel syrup over it. Love making this cake and will probably use this idea again!
Date published: 2013-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely one to keep on hand for the coffee lover...i really like the idea
Date published: 2013-03-08
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