Monday, August 9, 2010

Pac-Man Cake and Cookies

Zeena whom I made the message-in-a-bottle cake for previously sought me out for her son's upcoming birthday. Her son Isaac was celebrating his special day with a Pac-Man themed party, his favorite game. I love Pac-Man. It brings back so many of my fondest memories, one of which is my college graduation. My friends and I actually cut out giant Pac-Man, and Miss Pac-Man, ghosts and cherries out of colored cardboard and ran around the stadium holding them during our traditional graduate processional into our stadium called the Wacky Walk. Fun times!

Here's a little fun Google Doodle version if you want to play quick game!

Zeena wanted the cake flavor to be the same as the one I made for her before -- vanilla chiffon cake with strawberry puree and generous amounts of fresh strawberry slices and light vanilla mousse between the cake layers. For her previous cake, I had used a whilte chocolate frosting for the outside for the white satiny finish but for this cake, I decided to cover it with dark chocolate frosting to get that nice dark background to recreate the Pac-Man game screen on.

The cake was decorated to match the lovely inviation Zeena had created for the party. I made little ghosts and pacman cookies and used yellow mini M&Ms for the dots that the Pac-Man consumes.

In addition to the cake, Zeena requested for some matching cookies to go along with. I found this perfect little tulip cookie cutter that I could use to make Pac-Man ghosts when flipped upside down.

The cookie base was simple sugar cookie dough rolled out and baked till crisp and then covered with colored icing. The eyes were created with white chocolate and milk chocolate chips. The ghosts were absolutely adorable when they were put in a giant cluster butted up against each other!

It was great to hear that the party was a success and that the cookies added a nice decorative touch to it. Thank you so much Zeena for your kind words!


  1. hey! what a cute cake. your desserts have beautiful presentation, like always. i've never tasted them before, but i'm sure they're delicious too.

  2. They are VERY delicious. That's why Ji is our go to person for all events! :D