Pistachio Cake

I like unusual shapes, colors, and feelings when seeing a cake. In this specific situation, I flavored the cake with pistachio and used imagery that resonates with me. Ever since my friend Chelsea made me watch Vampyros Lesbos, I was hooked on the imagery of the film. I have a girl crush on the lead actress, Soledad Miranda, the brunette floating in the pool. I didn’t even scratch bake this, I used a generic cake mix from the supermarket, and generic frosting. All I did was add pistachio and food coloring. I find ready made cake mix quite delicious and who doesn’t like shortcuts?

My favorite image from the film, Vampyros Lesbos. I drew a shape over it because this is the outline of the shape to fit the cake.

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Cake Mold. You can purchase them here.

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Cake mix and frosting. Use any kind you want, sugar free, fat free, super moist, yellow, white, chocolate.

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Ready made mix is the best. I used a sugar free angel food cake mix. Here is the cake mix below;

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To color and flavor the cake, I used blue food coloring, and ground pistachio. You can see its a very fine ground, I used about a cup.

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This is what the mix should look like. I tried to get the color of the cake to match the overall color of the imagery I was using. It comes out slightly greenish because of the pistachio.

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This is what it looks like after its out of the mold. If you are using a mold do not mess with it until its completely cooled off.

I cut the cake up into three layers to frost in between and place chopped pistachios. I also spread an even layer of frosting all over.

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Chopped pistachios in between layers of the cake with frosting.

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Frosting sheet. This is a thin sheet that is printed on edible ink. It is very thin and blends into the frosting you use.

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