We all know what Instagram is, so how about making an Instagram cake at home? This app allows you to take so many happy snaps and post them to your profile. Why not make an Instagram dessert to show your love for this amazing app? You can make it for any of your friends who just loves to take photos in Instagram and posting them online. This dessert can be made well ahead of time and then store it in a freezer to glaze and garnish with the required amount of icing.
To make an Instagram cake, you will have to make a rainbow jello, lens, view finder, chocolate mousse for top of the Instagram logo and white chocolate mousse for the white part of the Instagram. Well, you can make the cake in many different ways. This recipe will give you each slice with an Instagram logo. You can also do a simple one by using fondant and covering it on a plain cake. The design is your choice depending on how you want to make it.
To make the rainbow jello, you will need one packet each of strawberry, lime, mango and berry blue jello. Follow the package instruction and let them set in a container. Place one layer after the previous layer got set properly otherwise the colors will get mixed up. Refrigerate the container for overnight and the jello will set properly. Now the next thing you will make is the lens and the view finder. You can use any of your favorite chocolate cake recipes to make a cake center of this Instagram cake.
You can make the cake and then cut circles of the cake followed by lining them up to make the cylinder shape that you will need. Cut out a long rectangle for the view finder. Now you will need a deep rectangular container where you can draw an Instagram logo on some paper which will help you to guide through the pattern. A 12 cm wide x 25 cm long x 15 cm tall would be a perfect size.
To start with making the cake, place the cake pieces of view finder and the lens into the container and then take the rainbow jello out of the freezer and remove it from the dish. Take out the jello and use a sharp knife to cut a slice from the center of the jello in the correct size for the colored part of the logo. Put in place in the container and then put it back in the freezer while you make the mousse.
To make the chocolate mousse, you will need 150ml milk, 50g cream, ½ tsp vanilla, 3 egg yolks, ½ tbsp. sugar, 2 tsp cornstarch, 1 tbsp gelatin, ¼ cup water, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and additional 300 g cream. Add milk, cream and vanilla together and mix egg yolks, sugar and cornstarch on another bowl to whisk until smooth. Mix water and gelatin and leave the gelatin to bloom in another bowl.
Now heat the cream and add the egg yolk mixture by stirring well by letting it bubble for 30 seconds. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in gelatin. Melt the chocolate and then mix it together with the custard. Whip the remaining cream and fold the chocolate custard into the cream. Pour some mousse over the colored part of the cake making sure it goes right down and into the gap. Pour over the rest of the mousse making sure it comes up to the level marked on the side of your container. Refrigerate it.
Now make the white chocolate mousse where you will need 300g milk, 100g cream, 1 tsp vanilla, 6 egg yolks, 5 tbsp sugar, 4 tsp cornstarch, 2 tbsp gelatin, ½ cup water, 260g white chocolate and additional 600g of cream. Follow the same steps as for the chocolate mousse and fill up the container with it. Refrigerate it. You can add a crunchy chocolate base if you want. You will need 130g milk chocolate, 30g unsalted butter and 1 cup rice krispies of it.
Melt together the butter and chocolate to mix through some rice krispies. Spread it evenly over the dessert using the back of a spoon to smooth it out so that you can have a flat base. Put this back in the freezer for 15 minutes to let it set. You can also add a chocolate glaze for the whole cake. Use your favorite chocolate glaze recipe to cover the whole cake with a smooth layer of glaze.
This is how you can make an Instagram cake at home. You can follow the same pattern to make a cupcake or Instagram pops. So when are you going to make some by yourself?