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14 Easy Steps to a froggie cake

July 19th, 2009 Comments off

It was Karen’s birthday this week, as is now customary whenever it’s a friends birthday, I made her a birthday cake. Unfortunately I have only ever baked cakes in a pyrex bowl so my cakes are a little… round themed. This year I decided to get a bit more adventurous… but not adventurous enough to ditch the round design.

To make it a little more interesting I decided to document my progress on twitter and provide some nice easy steps so people could make the cake with me. Recreated below for posterity.

  1. Put all the ingredients in the bowl as the recipe says. Then cook it. http://twitpic.com/arq05
  2. Put some more ingredients together (this time to make fairy cakes). Stick in baking cakes and cook. http://twitpic.com/aru9t
  3. Try not to burn beautiful assistant. Fail.
  4. If you’ve accidentally washed up the sieve. Swing it around wildly in the garden to dry it out.
  5. Once the fairy cakes are cooked remove them from oven. If they aren’t completely round that’s fine. http://twitpic.com/arx4i
  6. Make buttercream icing. Add essence of green. http://twitpic.com/arxzq
  7. Make more buttercream icing (+ green) cause you didn’t do enough the first time.
  8. Hopefully the cake should be cooked by now (check with a skewer). Remove from oven and leave it to cool.
  9. Turn the cake out onto a plate (you may need a knife to pry it out). http://twitpic.com/as0sx
  10. Take two of the (24) fairy cakes and glue them to the top of the cake with buttercream icing. http://twitpic.com/as1b3
  11. Eat the other 22 fairy cakes.
  12. Cover in green buttercream icing. http://twitpic.com/as7tj
  13. Use ready-to-roll black and white icing to make eyes and a big smilie mouth. http://twitpic.com/as895
  14. Cut a little bit of red ready-to-roll icing and add it as a Tongue. Put in fridge to let the icing set. http://twitpic.com/as8hv

If you manage to follow all of those instructions correctly you should end up with the following creation…

Froggie Cake

Froggie Cake

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