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Erupting Chocolate Volcano Cake using a chocolate fountain

Updated on April 10, 2012

Spoiling my son

My son told me he wanted a volcano cake with stick men on fire and this is what I came up with.

I initially started with a chocolate fountain. It was my mothers so I couldn't take it apart and just use the parts I wanted so I built the cake around the fountain.

Then I coated it with chocolate. Using the icing as cement. Then freezing to harden the cake in place.

I had to use paper clips to give the stick men a sort of bone structure then molded fondant around it. The fire I used regular icing (orange) then topped the orange with yellow. Then took a toothpick to blend.

The lava is made up of white chocolate and food coloring.

I had also created a little gadget that would sit on top of the cylinder that the lava would flow out of to hold some dry ice. I wanted to also have the illusion of steam coming from the top. Unfortunately, it melted and the nearest place to get dry ice was over 50 miles away.

Also, it's a good idea to check your chocolate fountain to make sure it works before you get started.


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  • Jewelz1313 profile image

    Jewelz1313 6 years ago from Branson, Missouri

    Yes RTalloni, it's amazing the things you manage to "make happen" when they look at you with those eyes. Thank you for your comment.

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    RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

    What boys won't come up with, but they "know" moms can do it! :)

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    Jewelz1313 6 years ago from Branson, Missouri

    Thank you, I built this around a chocolate fountain. I had original designed it to have smoke from dry ice coming from the top, but the dry ice melted before the party. Trial and error. I explain details soon. I'm working full time and going to college so I don't have as much time on my hands as I use to.

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    Jen 6 years ago from Couch

    I just now saw this one! So awesome! My favorite are the little men falling off the sides LOL, seriously though you have a gift.