Lady Gaga Rain On Me Cake | Lady Gaga & Ariana Granda | Chromatica Cake Special
Welcome back, everyone!
#LG6 is almost here and as we prepare to set off to Chromatica I HAD to create something extra special inspired by Lady Gaga's latest single - Rain On Me!
Rain On Me is a dancefloor filler made in collaboration with Ariana Grande - and it certainly does not disappoint! The single is an incredible powerful song and the music video - well, let's just say it's out of this world!
I'm in love with the visuals, choreography, and of course the song! So in this week's recipe, I'm taking influences from the Rain On Me Music video and transforming them into a cake inspired by Lady Gaga's dress from the opening shot of the music video.
With the release of Chromatica right around the corner I can't wait to see more visuals from the album - and who knows - maybe we'll have more Chromatica inspired cake recipes on the way!
Find out how to recreate this Rain On Me Music Video inspired cake with my step-by-step tutorial, while also hearing about my reaction to the single and music video from Chromatica.
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Want to know how to make this Lady Gaga cake? Follow the step by step recipe below to create your own homemade novelty cake inspired by the Rain On Me Music Video!
Lady Gaga Rain On Me Cake Recipe Ingredients:
(for the sponge cakes)
700g (24oz) sugar
700g (24oz) butter
700g (14oz) self-raising flour
2 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp ground mixed spice
100g dark cocoa powder
180ml boiling water
(for the buttercream icing)
400g icing sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
A few drops pink food colouring gel
(for the decorations)
750g pink fondant icing
50g black fondant icing
50g white modelling paste
black food colouring
silver lustre dust
To begin you want to make your dark chocolate sponge by beating together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Crack your eggs into a jug, whisk lightly and then slowly pour into the cake mix. Add in a spoonful of flour if the mixture begins to curdle.
Add in the rest of your flour, along with the vanilla and mixed spice. make a paste out of your cocoa powder and hot water and then add into the cake mix. Beat everything together until well combined.
Grease and line a baking tin and pour the cake batter in. Level off with a spatula and then bake in the oven at 180c (350F) for 45 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.
While the cake is cooling make your buttercream icing by whisking the butter together until smooth. Add in the icing sugar a bit at a time and continue mixing for 5 minutes until light and smooth.
Add in the mix and vanilla and then enough pink food colouring to get a vibrant pink colour. Whisk through until even.
Level off your sponge by cutting off the top and then create a stencil from baking paper of your outfit design. Cut the cake to this shape and then slice the cake in half so you have two layers.
Place the first layer on your cake board and spread an even layer of icing over before sandwiching the next layer on top. Crumb coat the entire cake with a thin layer of buttercream and then chill in the fridge for an hour.
To pad out the bra area, roll some fondant into a sphere and place on the cake. Cover the entire thing with a second, thicker, layer of buttercream and return to the fridge for another hour.
While the cake is chilling you can begin making your Chromatica logo and dagger. Cut a circle of pink fondant and roll out some extra fondant into a long thin sausage. Use this to mould the Chromatica logo on top of the circle. Place a second, thinner layer over the top and use fondant tools to bring out the definition.
For the dagger knead some modelling paste until soft and then cut out a rough dagger shape before using your hands to round the edges and make 3D. You can also use mesh to give the grip some texture.
Roll out the rest of your pink fondant to 1/2cm thick and then drape over the cake before smoothing down the edges and trimming the bottom. You then want to take some black fondant and create the fins on the bottom of her dress. Again use mesh to texture these.
Mix black food colouring with mixing alcohol to make a paint and then create your smudges across the dress before finishing with a thin line of pink fondant under the bra.
Use some more black, and some silver lustre with mixing alcohol, to pain highlights and lowlights on your Chromatica logo and dagger. Allow these to dry before placing next to the cake (Or if it's raining daggers like the music video, you can stick it in!)
After the Chromatica release be sure to let me know which song from Lady Gaga's new album is your favourite! My money is on Free Woman (although let's be honest - I'm probably going to be obsessed with the entire thing!
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