A special suitcase cake is a very popular idea in novelty cake decorating. There are coolest suitcase cakes for weddings, birthdays, farewell and welcome home parties. A suitcase is the best idea that unites all travel related events.
I wanted to make this novelty suitcase cake funny and bright. I made fondant decorations like tie, sheets, socks and other personal things sticking out of the suitcase as if you just put so much in that it was too hard to close. That is why there are two fondant figures sitting on top trying to enclose all the stuff in by pressing on it.
The couple is traveling and I made some fondant backpacks to make it all about travel.
I found that there can be many other ways to make a unique and novelty suitcase cake. It can be funny or pretty and romantic. There can be two or three birthday or wedding suitcase cakes.
I went with the traveling idea. The main point was about packing. That is what takes time and for many it is a challenge to squeeze everything in.
On this very unique and funny suitcase cake I made some post stamps showing the destinations: Sydney-Singapore-Munich.
Inside of this novelty suitcase cake was a chocolate peanut butter cake. That is amazing how a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter can transform basic cake into something so delicious. I used crunchy peanut butter which had little bits of peanuts inside. When baked they make the whole cake very crunchy and add lots of nutty flavor.
For the filling I made caramel cream. I whipped cream with caramel topping. It turned out very soft, sweet and smooth – ideal filling for such a rich flavored cake.
Under fondant cover I put some chocolate frosting made with sugar, water, eggs, dark chocolate and butter. It is very sweet and chocolaty.