Pink Panther Birthday Cake

Ingredients

  • 150 grams Self Raising Flour
  • 150 grams Caster Sugar
  • 150 grams Unsalted Butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 180 grams Icing Sugar
  • 90 grams unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp Strawberry Jam
  • 1 kg white fondant icing
  • vanilla extract
  • 1 red/yellow/black writing icing

Instructions

1_ Preheat oven to 180c

2_ Mix 150g of softened butter with the caster Sugar until combined. Whisk the eggs and gradually mix in also.

3_ Sift the flour slowly into the mixture and mix until there are no lumps.

4_ Grease 2 cake tins and pour mixture evenly into both.

5_ Bake in the oven for 20 mins or until the top is springy and light golden brown.

6_ Leave to cool completely on a rack.

7_ For the buttercream filling, mix the 90g of butter and gradually add the sifted icing sugar and a little vanilla extract until it is a spreadable consistency

8_ Level off the cakes if needed and spread the jam on the bottom of one cake and the buttercream on the other. Sandwich together.

9_ For the decoration, Roll out the white fondant icing so it is big enough to cover cake. Spread a little jam over the sides and top of cake. Place the icing over and Smooth out any bumps.


10_ Separate the leftover icing into two pieces and add small amounts of the red food gel until you get the desired shade of pink. One piece. needs to be darker than the other

11_ I printed a picture from the Internet and cut out each piece of the face and used as a template to cut the icing.

12_ Once all pieces are cut add them to the top of cake, making sure to follow the picture.

13_ Use the yellow, red, and black writing icing to make the eyes, nose and eyebrows etc.

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