Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Nail Polish Cake

A little granddaughter was having a Spa Party
and Grandma was asked to create a 
Nail Polish Cake.

My daughter found pictures on the internet
but no step by step directions 
so we just set about creating
our own.

We started with a three layer cake and covered it
with a crumb coating, then put it in the fridge
to set the crumb coat.
Frosting Recipe
1 1/2 C. softened butter (not margarine)
12 C. powdered sugar
2 T. white vanilla
7-10 T. water (add the smaller
amount and increase 1 T. at
a time until fluffy)
Food coloring

Place all in a large mixing bowl
and beat together with the wire whip.
Let mix about 5 minutes.  Give it
a final stir to stir out some of the
air bubbles.  It should be soft and

After the crumb coating has set,
remove from fridge
and using a straight sided glass that you will use
as the base for the nail polish lid, press the
glass down into the cake about 1 inch.  Remove
and remove the cake in the hole.
Replace cake in fridge.

Meanwhile make black chocolate clay.

Black Chocolate Clay
10 oz. coating discs
1 T. light corn syrup
Black food coloring (I like Americolor gels)

Melt the coating discs in microwave save bowl
stirring every 30 seconds whether it looks like it
needs to be stirred or not.  When it is completely 
melted, stir in the corn syrup and food coloring.
It will set up as you stir and become like
a thick frosting.  Spread out on a piece
of plastic wrap and place in fridge about
15 minutes or until cool.

Remove from fridge and knead until
soft and pliable.

This is where it got tricky.  I tried rolling the clay
but it started to break apart.  Finally I decided to just 
mold it around the glass and smooth it with my palms.
Your hands will get black, but the warmth of your
hands will help keep the clay pliable.  Make as
smooth as possible.  I smoothed it more with the
flat side of a table knife and then finished it
with my hands.

Place the "lid" of the polish jar into the
hole in the cake and trim any extra away so
that the clay will just hit the top of the cake.

Frost the cake as smooth as possible
using an offset spatula
and fit the lid on again, cleaning any frosting
away from the hole as necessary.
Pipe some frosting into the bottom of the
hole so that the glass will hold in place
once placed on top of the cake.

While the frosting was still soft I placed large
candy pearls around the edge to give it a 
finished edge.

I printed the "label" on sticker paper so that 
the frosting would not leak through the paper
and attached it to the cake with a little frosting.
The bottom of the cake was finished with 
additional large candy pearls.

Little Miss screamed when she 
saw the finished cake.
(I stored it in the fridge to 
keep the frosting firm.)

At the Spa Party fifteen little girls 
had their nails, hair and make up 
done with two aunts 
assisting Mommy.  The
girls all loved the fun party 
and one little
girl said it was the prettiest cake 
she had ever seen!

Happy Birthday Kylie!
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Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Hi Maam Jacqueline,
    Ohhh... this is the most prettiest and the cutest cake I seen too *wink.

    I will surely make it on my cousin's shower party as I know that it is a girl!

    Thank you so much for the great ideas and tips Maam.

    Have beautiful week ahead.

    God Bless,
    /CC girl

  2. Your cake turned out great Jacqueline! I'll bet it was a very fun party:@)

  3. You are so good at cakes and frostings:-)
    I have pinned a few cakes and will surely return for your tips:-)
    Cute party:-)

  4. I'm certain each of those little girls squealed with delight. What a fun idea for a party. The cake is adorable, Jacqueline. You are very creative.

  5. I wanted to scream when I seen it!! Love your creativity Jacqueline.

  6. What a great Grandma you are! Someday my grands and I will live on the same continent!
    beautiful cake. I may just have to have a spa party for MY firneds!

  7. Such a cute cake. You did such a great job. I would have never thought about making the black tube top that way nor the sticker paper. Have questions about that one. Happy birthday Kylie. Joni

  8. Your cake is adorable, Jacqueline! You made a little girl's day very special.
    Blessings, Beth

  9. Your cake is adorable, Jacqueline! You made a little girl's day very special.
    Blessings, Beth

  10. I absolutely LOVE this cake!!! Darling in every way, and it really DOES look like a giant bottle of nail polish (I knew before I read it when I saw it on facebook:)) So fun!

  11. What a fun idea for a young girl's party, and that cake just looks sensational.


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