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Ramen (Oodles & Noodles) Cake



When I was little my older sister introduced me to 'Oodles and Noodles' which quickly became our favorite quick lunch time meal. Our mom hated that we loved them so much but she had to admit, the flavor and convenience was slightly addictive. My sister would add a little bit of water and butter to hers (after draining out the liquid) and I'd add garlic powder and parsley to mine after draining the liquid as well.



While we don't eat oodles and noodles or Ramen anymore, I thought it'd be fun to go back in time for a fun birthday cake idea. I decided to make her an oodles and noodles/ top ramen birthday cake with floating chopsticks in her favorite flavor (strawberry cream).



This cake is extravagant, and best part of all, the noodles are the easiest part and made with frosting. We tend to push the fondant aside so whenever possible I'll swap the fondant out for buttercream to avoid the waste.



You'll Need:

Cake batter

Frosting and filling of choice

Fondant: beige, white, green, pink, black, red

green and yellow gel dye (with vodka for mixing)

Tools:

Rolling pin

Large metal bowl

plastic dowel

chopsticks

long knife for slicing

cake turner

small paint brush

Large piping tip

Wilton piping tip #2 (or a small round tip) and piping bag

STEP 1: BOWL CAKE


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Prepare your cake batter as usual or as instructed in directions. Line a large metal bowl with a square of parchment paper and grease and flour the sides as you would a normal cake pan.



Pour the batter into the prepared bowl and bake at 325 for about an hour. Halfway through you can cover the cake with foil to keep it from browning. Be sure to test the center with a knife to check for doneness.

Set aside to cool

STEP 2: FILL AND COAT