GUEST RECIPE: 3 layer overwatch mousse cake


Kierpanda was foolish enough to give me control for a post…

So away with her easy-to-make, creative dishes – and in with this unnecessarily complicated, silly guest post!

This recipe creates two smooth, beautiful mousses that you can pipe into martini glasses, or put into a mold for a cake, or just eat it straight out of a bowl. No, I promise I didn’t do that… much.

Onto the recipe!

The cake is essentially 4 parts:

  1. Cake layer – use any cake you like. Store bought is okay, cakemix is okay, or brownies would be great too!
    Making an orange sponge cake 😀
  2. White honey mousse
  3. Chocolate mousse
  4. Fondant decoration

The decoration on top is purely optional, so the steps for the logo is listed separately.




  • 3 4inch round cakes, cut to about ½ in height each
    • For the purpose of this recipe we are omitting the details for the cake part. Just follow your favorite box mix recipe, brownie recipe, or use store-bought cake, anything works! The magic is in the mousse layers.


Honey Mousse

  • 4.5 (a little over 1/2 cup) oz White Chocolate Chips + 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream (or 1 cup of coolwhip for the lazy)
  • Pinch Salt
  • 2 tablespoon Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Unvloared Powdered Gelatin (if you’re using the Knox package, it’s about 1/3 of one pouch)
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste or Extract


Chocolate Mousse

  • 4.5 (a little over 1/2 cup) oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips + 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream (or 1 cup of coolwhip for the lazy)
  • 1 teaspoon Unvloared Powdered Gelatin (if you’re using the Knox package, it’s about 1/3 of one pouch)
  • 1 tablespoon water



  • 3 4inch spring loaded cake pans 
  • Parchment Paper – Cut long enough strips to line the sides of your pan/mold
  • You can use a larger mold or pan and have a bigger cake.
  • You can also forgo the cake and just put the mousse in any vessel of your choice, and enjoy it as a dessert after it sets!




  • Cut stripes of parchment paper long enough to line the sides of your pan or mold and line the inside. We really recommend using a spring loaded pan with a removable bottom so it’s easier to slide the cake out when it’s done
  • Put the round disk of cake on the bottom of the pan
  • Make Honey Mousse
    • Microwave the white chocolate chips + cream mixture at 50% power for 30 seconds. Take it out, stir evenly, and return to the microwave 15 seconds at a time to completely melt the mixture
    • Whisk together the gelatin + water and set it aside for 5 minutes.
    • Meanwhile, whip the remaining ½ cup of heavy cream with either a stand mixer or hand mixer to form stiff peaks. And for the lazy, sub this for 1 cup of CoolWhip.
    • Microwave the gelatin mixture for 10 seconds to melt the mixture
    • Combine the melted chocolate, vanilla, and gelatin mixture
    • Mix in â…“ of the whip cream into the chocolate mixture  
    • Fold the rest of the whip cream into the chocolate mix gently
    • Distribute the mousse mixture evenly on top of the cakes in the pan and tap it on a hard surface to let out the air bubbles
    • Set the cakes in the fridge for 25 mins to set before putting on the chocolate layer

Layer of honey mouse setting – Use parchment strips to line the pan for easy removal


  • Make Chocolate Mousse
    • Same steps as the honey mousse before
    • Microwave the semi sweet choco chips + cream mixture until melted
    • Whisk together gelatin + water
    • Make whip cream
    • Microwave gelatin for 10 seconds to completely dissolve the mixture
    • Combine the chocolate and gelatin
    • Incorporate whip cream into the chocolate base
    • Evenly distribute the chocolate mixture on top of the now set honey layer

Folding in whipped cream into chocolate!

  • Refrigerate the entire cake for at least 4 hours or until set
  • After the mousse is completely set, pop the cakes out of the pan and decorate it to your heart’s desire!


So airy, so light, cut side view!


Optional Overwatch Logo Decoration


  1. Knead the fondant until soft & pliable – roll it out to an â…› thick sheet
  2. Use the round 4 inch cutter to cut out a circle
  3. Use the slightly smaller cutter (I used a 3 ½) to cut out the middle of the 4 inch circle, leaving you with a ring shape
    Use 2 round cutters to make the ring
  4. Use a knife to trim out the top orange part of the logo and the angled pieces in the middle. Print out a picture of the logo as a guide if you want it to be more perfect, or have the logo handy as a reference
    Cut out shapes using a knife. Use a print out as guide if you need!
  5. Lay the bottom parts of the logo on foil or parchment, and spray paint it with the silver spray – set aside till dry

    If you can find the spray – you can make it silver!
  6. Re-roll the rest of your fondant and color it with the orange food coloring
  7. Roll the orange fondant just like before and cut out the top part
  8. Let the fondant sit out for a bit till it dries, then top your amazing cake with it!


Ta-daaaa! :) You know, the world could always use more heroes!



This was a special guest recipe by Meru. She’s an amazing baker, a spectacular chef and a ferocious Brightwing! You can follow her delicious adventures here on Twitter.

pharah’s raptora kofta [egyptian kofta]


I will protect the innocent!

Pharah is one of my favorite heroes in Overwatch and I spent a lot of time flying around with her during beta. Jumping around, hovering, shooting rockets… She’s just a fun hero to play.

So, I decided to dedicate a recipe to her!


Since Pharah is Egyptian, I had to go with a dish common to that area. After some research, I found a dish called “kofta”. The challenge was then trying to make these kofta resemble Pharah in some way.

And then it dawned on me — create a design that resembles Pharah’s helmet from her Raptora battle suit! Typically, kofta are served on a skewer and in a long sausage-shaped form. I had to adapt this recipe slightly in order to create the helmets. :)


I didn’t know how to get blue into her helmet design without using some sort of dye. Blue isn’t really a color that naturally occurs that often in savory foods. So, I tried the next best thing: red onions!

Let’s get cooking!



  1. salt
  2. pepper
  3. 2 teaspoons of cumin
  4. 2 teaspoons of coriander
  5. 2 teaspoons of paprika
  6. 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  7. 1/2 tablespoon of butter, melted
  8. 1 cup of parsley, chopped
  9. 4 cloves of garlic, diced
  10. 1 lb of ground beef (80/20 preferably!)
  11. 1 red onion
  12. 1 yellow onion, dice 1/6 of it and reserve the rest


Prep time for this is about 20 minutes. Cook time is about 20 minutes. This will make about 9 koftas.

Adapted from Cgendy’s Kofta Recipe


  1. In a large bowl, combine your ground beef, melted butter, garlic, seasonings and parsley.
  2. Add in your diced onion and mix thoroughly.
  3. Begin forming the meat into golfball-sized balls and place them on a foil-lined baking sheet.


  1. Now here comes the fun part — designing the helmets! Take your remaining yellow onion and slowly peel apart the layers. They should be in the shape of half cylinders.
  2. Cut out the visors from the yellow onion by creating triangles. They should look like bird’s beaks.
  3. Repeat this process for the red onion. This will create the back of the helmet. You’ll want to save the scraps for later.
  4. Place the red onion slice opposite facing the yellow onion.
  5. Using your scraps, create the bottom half of Pharah’s helmet as shown:


  1. Pre-heat an oven to 350° F.
  2. Bake the kofta for about 20 minutes.
  3. Eat!


GG WP, Hero!

Don’t forget to save some for your team!


Perhaps I’ll see you flying around in the Temple of Anubis when beta is back online? :)