The weather here is crazy. We are having "blizzard like conditions." Seems like a good time to snuggle up with some hot chocolate and igloo cake.
I have had this cake bookmarked for a long time in an old issue of Martha Stewart Living. The cake is meant to be an ice cream cake, but those I was sharing with don't care for ice cream cake. I simply baked a box cake mix in a glass bowl. I made it into three layers, filing the layers with lemon cream aka lemon curd mixed with whipped cream. I then crumb coated the outside of the cake with American buttercream. To make the entrance of the igloo, I used mini marshmallows and then piped over them with buttercream when making the "ice blocks." Martha recommends using a large basketweave tip to pipe the "ice blocks." I did not have one of those so I used a Wilton 127 tip (a very large rose tip). The little penguins are just made of fondant.