I’ve been going back and forth on whether or not to post this cake on here as this is the first cake I’ve iced with buttercream in a year – and it shows – since I recreated Squidward’s Bold and Brash painting in cake form back in May 2019. However, after sharing a little boomerang of it on my Instagram Stories and getting some lovely feedback from my best friend, I decided to go ahead and share it. ☺️
After all, I’ve made a recipe for every other inner Sailor Scout before (although I wasn’t happy enough with Sailor Mercury’s cake to give it its own post, so I put the photos of it inside my post 5 Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday All Month Long – which became my most popular post of ALL TIME! Its views are almost DOUBLE my next most popular post. Ironic that I tried to hide the photos, isn’t it?). Considering Sailor Mars has always been my favourite, it’s about time she got her own too!
I have plans to make much more intricate and detailed recipes based off the Sailor Scouts’ attack names in the future, recipes that aren’t just cakes decorated in the colours that they wear. But for today, that’s pretty much what this cake is: something simple to help ease me back into baking, as my epilepsy is in another bad stage.
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This cake has Mars’ two main colours: red and purple. The cake on the inside is red, as is the chocolate shoe on top. I also made a mini red Rice Krispies treat that I then cut out with a lips-shape cookie cutter, and was going to add that to the top of the cake too, but it ended up looking really out of place, so I left it off.
I do wish that the purple chocolate pieces that I added on top had matched the buttercream better, but I did used a different food colour – one that was made for chocolate, obviously – so I didn’t expect them to come out completely identical. I did also use chocolate melts instead of cooking chocolate, which may have affected the outcome.
I chose to cover the outside of the cake in gold star sprinkles as when Sailor Mars “upgrades” to Super Sailor Mars, her choker gets a gold star on it – plus, the more sprinkles I added, the less smooth the icing had to be. So, win-in 😉 Anyway, let’s get onto the recipe!Read More »