Ann Reardon

Giant EOS Lip Balm Cake

EOS lip balm cake How To Cook That

I must admit when the requests started flooding in for ‘EOS’ I had to google it to find out what it was. Lip Balm! That’s right, EOS lip balm is cute little spheres of lip goodness that twist open and close perfectly. They are not easy to get your hands on in Australia, hence why I hadn’t seen them in the shops. But I ordered a couple, and because I like all things cute and admire well packaged products, I decided to turn it into a cake – a giant EOS cake. Oh and the top is filled with candy!

For the giant EOS cake you will need:

2 quantities of my perfect sponge cake recipe baked in a pyrex bowl. The one I have is 23cm (9.06 inches) across the top and holds 3.5L (0.92 gallons), to make it correct proportionately it should have been slightly bigger, or the dome should have been smaller. I didn’t want to go out and purchase a new bowl for this but if you are buying bowls just for this use my EOS cake template


as a sizing guide.

For between the layers:

Strawberry filling
250g (8.82 ounces) or approx 1 2/3 cups fresh strawberries washed, hulled and quartered
200g (7.05 ounces) or 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp strawberry jam/conserve/jelly. Come on people, we need a universal name for this stuff you spread on toast!
Heat the jam until it bubbles then add in the strawberries. Mix for 30 seconds then remove from the heat and let it cool completely. Drain off the excess syrup – you can use this as simple syrup on the cake layers.

White Chocolate Ganache
380g (13.4 ounces) white chocolate
230millilitres (7.78 fluid ounces) cream
Break the chocolate into pieces and place into a bowl. Heat the cream until it just starts to boil and pour over the white chocolate. Leave to sit for a minute then stir until there are no lumps. Leave overnight to firm up at room temperature. Note: if you put it in the fridge it will solidify.

One quantity of buttercream in the flavor of your choice – buttercream recipes here

For the EOS Dome
730g (25.75 ounces) compound white chocolate
1kg (2.2 pounds) mixed lollies / candy / lots of EOS lip balms
hemisphere tin (mine is 21cm (8.27 inches) across the base) and acetate for around the edges

2kg (4.41 pounds) pink fondant (or the colour you want your EOS to be)

Other Things
A strong cake board, I used a 50cm (19.69 inches) x 45cm (17.72 inches) piece of mdf (medium density fibreboard or timber board)
Glossy wrapping paper to cover the board.

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42 Comments View Comments

  1. Rating: 4.5

    Hi Ann,

    I’m thinking of using this recipe to for a birthday cake and was wondering how the filling worked out? Did it seep out, or it was good in the ganache borders. It’s going to be tiered too, i have cake pop sticks to support but is there anything else i should worry about?
    Thank you!

    • Hi Marcus, Ann used the ganache to seal in the filling, but with extra weight of a tiered cake you might find seepage a problem. You may be better to adjust the filling so it is more stable for your purposes.

  2. What is a EOS

    • Hi Dada, EOS stands for Evolution of Smooth.

  3. Hi Ann, I am loving all your videos and now I am trying to make a cake for my step son’s birthday using a combination of your recipies and ideas. I have a question though, when do you have to use a chocolate ganache before the buttercream and the fondant and when can you use just buttercream before the fondant? Also, can I use only ganache and fondant?

    Thank you!
    Have a nice weekend!

    • Hi Rania, Depending on what you are making you may use both. Generally fondant cakes need a crumb coat to so prevent the cake crumbling and to help keep the finish neat. Ann then likes to mix a ganache and a butter ceam to place under the fondant. This tastes nicer and helps adhere the fondant to the cake.

  4. Rating: 5

    This was such a fun video and you make it so doable! I’m glad you know what EOS is now 🙂

  5. Rating: 5

    could you make a giant balmi cake!please

  6. Hi could you make a Purfume cake

    • Rating: 4.5

      Hello I think you should make an O.P.I nail varnish cake that would be great!!!!

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