Can I Make the "Geometric Beyonce #LEMONADE Cake?"
Updated: Aug 28, 2020
This cake from the Scran Line on YouTube was inspired by Beyonce's Lemonade album. It's pretty awesome that the design was inspired by music; I like when there are unexpected connections across different artistic mediums, disciplines, or fields of study. :) I also just liked the geometric design and the blinging jewels! It was a perfect fit for Jewel Day! I guess it's also going super meta- too!
(Btw, he is a HUGE Beyonce fan. On his website it says, "Attention! You've just stumbled on the greatest baking account on this end of the internet.* There are two ends. The BEYONCE end and everything else. Haha! )
I also liked that there were 2 different components: gelatin (jewels) and cake. I love working with gelatin and I find that it can be a medium can be used in lots of different types of meals & art projects. The most fun one so far probably has been the orange of meat made of a meatball encased with queso gelatin. Haha! :) Check it out!
What is Jewel Day?
"Jewel is a term used to refer to gemstones - precious or semi-precious and natural or man-made - and for ornaments made from these gemstones. The word comes from the Medieval Latin word jocale meaning plaything or pastime.
Coveted Throughout Human History Jewels and ornaments have been used by humans for functional and decorative purposes throughout history. In many societies in the past and present, jewelry is worn as a way of reflecting one's status in society.
The origins of this unofficial holiday, which is also known as National Jewel Day in the United States, are unknown."
I planned to make a mini version with an emphasis on the jewels. My jewels would be really big and maybe out of scale for the cake, haha. :) I did 1/3 of his recipe (link).
I forgot to take some pictures, but it was very similar to making other cakes. Haha. :) As I mentioned from my previous lemon cake (photo - right), I'm a converted zester.
I recently learned how to make one buttercream frosting recipe (haha!) from the British Girl Bakes (I actually was working on making a cake inspired by a sculptural intergalactic hat I made for a Lady Gaga concert -- stay tuned for those posts! In a way, similar to this cake -- inspired by music, but my cake was inspired by music & fashion I made for that concert.) I just did that other recipe and I colored it yellow. To make the geometric lines of the design, I put some buttercream frosting in this squeeze bottle.
The jewels were made out of clear gelatin. I didn't flavor them with lemon juice as in the video. Making them clear makes them look like diamonds, haha! :) I let the gelatin and water bloom and then I microwaved it. Then I filled the mold that I had sprayed with cooking spray. Then I put it in the fridge to set and 30-60 min. later or so -- diamonds!
I made 2 sets of jewels, so there would be a lot!
These are the same steps with gelatin that I used for the Orange of Meat post and also for Soup Dumplings (Giant and Normal-sized :) ) and also French Onion Soup Dumplings. Check it out!
Orange of Meat
Giant Soup Dumpling
Normal-Sized Soup Dumpling
French Onion Soup Dumplings
Putting It Together
I had a 4" cake and a 6" cake. I cut the 6" cake smaller to make a 2-layer 4" cake.
Then I frosted it with the buttercream and I piped the geometric lines. It is harder than it looks to pipe all those little lines! Here it is with some of the jewels!
RESULT: Success. :)
We are good at this. I think it turned out pretty well. My piping of the lines could be cleaner, but I'm still working on learning how to do it. The jewels turned out well!
The jewels take over the mini-cake, which is what I intended because it was for Jewel Day. :) It was really fun!
Give it a try! We are good at this!