Happy Easter to everyone! As part of the celebration of Easter, Meghan and I decided to construct a Lamb cake... a cake shaped like a lamb... not a cake made of lamb, this is an important distinction. Meghan owns a Lamb cake pan, which greatly aided our endeavor, as carving a lamb from a giant brick of cake would have proved quite difficult.
In order to create a successful Lamb cake, it is important to select the appropriate cake. Past experience with making a Lamb cake for other occasions (because what occasion isn't a Lamb cake appropriate?) had shown that using a (typical) moist, fluffy cake lead to an unstable lamb and immense frosting difficulties, as the cake would crumble when being frosted. To combat this issue, we decided on pound cake as it is both delicious and rather dense.
A quick mix of two store bought batters (one for each half of lamb) and we were out of the gate quickly.
With that, we put the cake in the oven and baked for approximately 45 minutes. A beautiful cake of lamb resulted.
And there you have it! An adorable Lamb cake!