Godzilla Cake


In celebration of the new 'Godzilla vs. Kong' movie on HBOMax, Rosanna Pansino and Timbo Sullivan made a Godzilla themed cake on Nerdy Nummies! Underneath the detailed fondant is a delicious Key Lime Cake recipe. It's a beautiful light green color and was perfect because Godzilla eats radiation. 

Makes 1 Godzilla Cake


Things you'll need

Key Lime Cake (may need to make 2-3 for the size of cake)
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime zest
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 drops green food coloring
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Rice Krispies
  • White, gray, pink, fondant
  • Confectioners glaze
  • Food coloring
  • Isomalts

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and line three 8-inch round pans.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. 
  3. In another large bowl using a hand mixer, cream together the oil, eggs, milk, lime zest and lime juice.
  4. Mix together the dry ingredients into the egg mixture.
  5. Add two drops of green food coloring.
  6. Pour the batter evenly between the prepared pans.
  7. Bake for 20-26 minutes. Let cakes cool and level the top.  

Time to Decorate!

    1. Stack and frost four 8-inch cakes with a thin layer of buttercream in between layers.
    2. Carve the sides where Godzillas back and side of the throat. Save carvings for later. 
    3. Add support dowels under a 6-inch cake board and stack and frost three 6-inch cakes with a thin layer of buttercream in between layers. 
    4. Carve and add excess carvings to define the back. Insert three more support dowels on the top.
    5. Freeze cake, 20 minutes. 
    6. Mold and shape skull with Rice Krispies on a 6-inch cake board.
    7. Make the ganache. Attach the skull to the top of the cake with a small amount of ganache, then cover the chilled cake using a spatula. 
    8. Add white fondant for more shaping details around the jaw, neck and back, using milk as an adhesive.
    9. Mold and shape two shoulders with Rice Krispies and attach with buttercream.
    10. Roll out a large piece of gray fondant and completely cover the cake. 
    11. Skin & Spikes: Add texture and detail to the skin using fondant tools, aluminum foil, straws and cookie cutters. Cut out fondant scales & spikes for the spine. Attach spikes to back with toothpicks for support. Airbrush with black for color and dimension. 
    12. Eyes: Cut eye sockets and add white fondant for eyeballs. 
    13. Scales: Attach scales with a little bit of water to back and shoulders & airbrush again for dimension.
    14. Mouth: Fill mouth with pink fondant and sculpt details & tongue. Paint with food coloring for dimension. Add pointed white fondant teeth. 
    15. Water: Melt blue isomalt and pour around the base.
    16. Saliva: Melt clear isomalt and string across a mat, let cool then add to mouth for drool. 
    17. Brush the cake with a 50/50 vodka and corn syrup glaze for final shine. 



Written By Rosanna Pansino

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