PHOODIE’S PHABULOUS ‘TIM TAM ENGAGEMENT CAKE’ 19

March 29, 2013

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Often when I create something, I feel as though words are useless when it comes to describing it to you guys.

I believe that photos are the only way that I can communicate the wonder of whatever it is I have made.

So, without further ado, let’s allow my snaps to do the talking.

I will give you jot down a couple of quick details below that I know you will message me about if I don’t, but then I will simply stand back and ‘watch’ you weep and howl and fall to the floor over this truly PHENOMENAL chocolate masterpiece, featuring (without a doubt) Australia’s MOST LOVED BISCUIT! (Fun Fact: 1 in every 2 households in Australia contains a packet of Tim Tams and around 35 million packs are sold each year – that’s nearly 400 million biscuits!)

PHOODIE’S PHABULOUS ‘TIM TAM ENGAGEMENT CAKE’

  • Two thousand and Nine Arnott’s Tim Tams were used in the making of this cake.
  • Approximately 4 kilos of Milk Chocolate was used in the making of this cake.
  • The cake was 5 tiers.
  • The cake was made for an Engagement party with 250 guests. The party was held at The Royal Oak Hotel in Sydney, Australia.
  • The following flavours of Tim Tam were used at random in all tiers of the cake; Original, Honeycomb, Double Choc Vanilla, Turkish Delight, and Choc Orange.
  • About 400 Tim Tams were consumed on the evening of the party, leaving over 1600 for the guests to take home (and for me to nibble on…. and continue to nibble on.)

These biscuits were sent to PHOODIE courtesy of the fabulous and VERY generous folks at Arnotts.

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19 comments

1 Kathryn { 03.29.13 at 6:07 pm }

Absolutely AWESOME. I know what I want when I get married!

2 Benita ONeil { 03.29.13 at 6:38 pm }

Brilliant Marie!!! Loved the nappie cake too x

3 phoodie { 03.29.13 at 6:43 pm }

Thanks Benita!! :)

4 phoodie { 03.29.13 at 8:07 pm }

Thanks Kathryn! It was a surprise for the couple who got engaged! They LOVED it! :)

5 Eemon { 03.30.13 at 12:08 pm }

for fun can you please tell me how many calories would be in that cake?! Enormous effort!

6 Sal { 04.28.13 at 4:32 am }

Brilliant!!!

7 phoodie { 04.28.13 at 4:35 am }

Thank-you! :)

8 Jules { 06.08.13 at 12:50 pm }

Of all the things you make, this is epic. A joy to behold and, I am sure, to eat.

9 phoodie { 06.08.13 at 11:30 pm }

Thank-you! Yes! An ABSOLUTE joy to eat! :)

10 LisaG { 07.01.13 at 11:12 pm }

AAAHHHHHHMazing!

11 phoodie { 07.02.13 at 3:12 am }

Thanks!! :)

12 Pen { 07.20.13 at 1:09 pm }

Hi Phoodie! Which parts of the cake did you need the milk chocolate glue for? Wanted to try and replicate. Thanks :)

13 phoodie { 07.22.13 at 5:11 am }

Hey Pen! The melted milk chocolate (“glue”) was used in between all of the biscuits – so basically I “glued” the tower of biscuits together the same way you would if you were laying bricks! Does that make sense!? Phoodie

14 Joey { 02.24.14 at 1:05 am }

Hi Phoodie,
What an amazing cake!! Just a few questions, is the milk chocolate glue, just normal milk chocolate with nothing added to it, so it dries hard? And, did you use any dowel rods between tiers? Thank you :-)

15 phoodie { 02.24.14 at 2:46 am }

Hi there! Yes just normal melted milk chocolate! Nope, didn’t use any rods or support structures. It was so solid it didn’t need it!

16 Joey { 03.11.14 at 11:43 pm }

Hi Phoodie,
Thank you for your previous response.
Are you able to please tell me what size your top 3 tiers were?
Thank you :-)

17 phoodie { 03.12.14 at 2:38 am }

Hi! Goodness, I cannot remember at all!!! All I know it that a total of 2000 biscuits were used. …. from memory… maybeeeee the top tier was about a 20cm square?!!?

18 Jill { 11.22.14 at 5:48 pm }

When it came time to eat did you cut into the tiers or pick them apart?

19 phoodie { 11.23.14 at 2:35 am }

Everyone just jumped in and pulled them apart!!!

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