So when Jessica was hunting for ideas for Christmas cakes to make, my research group suggested The Grinch. What better Christmas icon? (I know, there's Santa...just be patient...). We figured it would be most appropriate for the Grinch to be made of devil's food cake with chocolate buttercream.
Pretty straightforward recipe with lots of cocoa powder!
This one was covered with a butter cream fondant (the blue background), which spreads a lot thinner than the Wilton fondant. To be honest, it tastes a lot better, too. The Grinch was piped out of royal icing. This cake disappeared in one day amongst the 10 or so people in our office.