This easy-to-make cake is perfect for any party with an Asian theme! It would also be terrific for a going away party, retirement party, anniversary, or any other occasion where sending wishes of good luck and good fortune are in order. For example, for a going away party your fortune might read, “Confucius says you will be much missed!”
What you will need:
• Two package mixes
• Three 16 oz. Containers of vanilla ready-made frosting
• One board for displaying the cake – foamcore, corrugated, or an 18″ round cake board. (Preferably black)
• “Pooh Gold” Wilton™ paste or gel food coloring
• One computer generated fortune
• 16″ round cake pan.
Prepare the mixes according to the manufacturer’s directions. Pour both mixes into a well-greased pan. Bake the cake according to directions on the package, but add an additional 5-10 minutes to the suggested time to bake. Because you are baking 2 mixes at one time, you will need to bake the cake for longer than the directions indicate. Check your cake using a toothpick inserted into the center every 5-7 minutes after the initial required baking time, and add more time as needed. All ovens bake differently, so add extra baking time in small increments. Allow cake to cool. Place cake on wire rack in freezer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Remove from the freezer and place on the cake board. Typically, a cake would be placed on the board upside down so that the top of the cake would be flat. For this cake, place the flat (bottom) of the cake directly on the cake board, so that the bump will be on the top of the cake. This gives the fortune cookie dimension. Cut a pie-like wedge out of the cake. Tint the vanilla frosting with the “pooh gold” food coloring. Frost the entire cake. Create a fortune with a personalized message using a large font and the “landscape” page setting on your computer. Trim the page so that the strip is approximately 4″ wide. Using a knife, make a slit in the cake near the wedge, and slide the fortune into the cake.
If you are entertaining a very small crowd, this cake can be modified, and baked as an 8″ or 12″ round cake. This cake is sure to bring good fortune to all your guests!