The anti-gravity concept has been around for a while and is a lot of fun. It's fair to say that it becomes mainstream when suppliers like Lakeland in the UK supply adaptable kits at a reasonable price, under £10. Lakeland's Anti-Gravity Pouring Cake Kit is a good example of where the company has gone with its integrated magazine iPad app and full recipes.
I love a sour cream chocolate cake so with subtle adjustments I made their recipes. It makes a two tier 9″/23cm cake. Cover with a chocolate ganache for sheer perfection. What adjustments? I made mine in the Thermomix, insert the butterfly whisk and mix sp4 while pouring in the eggs and adding flour for a light consistency. Also, I don't think a rich chocolate cake comes into its own without a shot of espresso so I added a nespresso shot. The 'bubbles' are white chocolate callebaut balls.
If you want this cake to serve more than 12 I'd make it three layers. Granted the suspended item won't appear to be so high but I think it might still work. If you are creative and crafty you can always make your own custom kit. Crafts you have an online course showing you how to make your own from scratch.
I am looking forward to using the kit again, mainly because I was a bit rushed with this cake and things didn't quite work to plan. I had intended to suspend a little, one portion, bottle of bubbly on the Perspex tube but the neck of the bottle was too narrow. This was very frustrating and as I wasn't prepared to drink any more bubbly I don't know if other makes have wider necks. With little time to adapt to a plan B I opted for a plastic champagne glass. I like the fact that the Lakeland kit has given you 5 choices of where to place your tube so I do look forward to using it again.
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