This cake was super fun to make! I mean, how often do you get to make a cake that you can set on fire?!  This cake was for Blake's 11th birthday, isn't it cool? My son (who is 8) kept commenting on it's coolness throughout the creation process, so I think I did a pretty good job on that front. 

Anyway, you can't have a survivor themed party without the Survivor logo. I went old school with this one and used one of their original logos. It was fairly simple and fit with the color scheme for the cake. It is a hand-painted sugar plaque made out of gumpaste. 

 Moving down, Blake's name was made using several colors of modeling chocolate swirled together.

 Next we have several palm trees, which are also modeling chocolate. I happen to think that the trunks taste very similar to tootsie rolls, but less waxy and more yummy! The sand is chocolate chip cookies that have been chopped up very fine in a food processor. 

But the best part of this cake really is the volcano at the top!  The volcano is made out of rice treats, covered in modeling chocolate to create all the texture down the sides.  To make the lava I melted colored chocolate and dribbled it down the sides.  When we lit the top, some of the chocolate started melting and caused the "lava" to dribble a bit more, so that was an added bonus!

Happy birthday Blake! I hope you love your cake!


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