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Creating "Inspired Cakes" has become one of my favorite aspects of running Sprinkles for Breakfast. I absolutely love taking inspiration from an outside source and making it come to life in the form of my favorite food...cake. And as much as I love the Taylor Swift Inspired Cakes, this Gray Malin Inspired Triple Chocolate Dirt Cake is by far my new favorite.
It could be due to the fact that I have a slight obsession with Gray Malin's work, or that Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite places on earth - or it could just be the fact that I am really into this dirt cake. But more likely, it is a combination of all three.
First, let's talk about Gray Malin. If you don't know him by name, you probably know his work. He does these amazing, brilliantly colorful, ariel shots around the world - and they are stunning.
But the most exciting part about this collaboration is that tomorrow is the beginning of Gray's Site Wide 30% off sale! So if you are looking for an awesome holiday gift, this might be your answer.
Now that we have talked design, let's talk cake. This Triple Chocolate Dirt Cake was inspired by Gray's favorite cake- dirt cake (which is just layers of chocolate pudding and crushed Oreos).
It is a delicious chocolate cake with dark chocolate buttercream and a "dirt cake" filling. Basically it is one large slice of chocolatey heaven. So you should have three things on your to do list for this week - 1. Buy a Gray Malin print. 2. Make a Triple Chocolate Dirt Cake 3. Eat the Dirt Cake.
Cake recipe adapted from Here.
for the cake:
for the filling:
for the frosting:
*Note: To make this cake look like a mountain covered with skiers, I covered the whole thing in a sky blue fondant and used Gray's image (printed on edible wafer paper) to make the snow covered mountains.
*One 8" Cake
this is the best (explicit word) cake i've ever seen.
i am such a fan of his work and you and him just made the perfect team.
so pleased with this collaboration!! i hope there's more to come!!!!
(not sure if i'm allowed to sweat on here so i kept it pg, but still me...)
and by sweat i mean SWEAR**
AWESOME! I love Gray Malin's work! And this looks delicious of course!