Friday, 25 January 2013

Weekly Recipe: Blue Train Cake

For Miss 2's birthday, Darren decided to make her a three-dimensional blue train cake (not Thomas, or Edward, just a generic blue train cake) with fondant icing, something that he has never done before. Don't start small!

He used the cake recipe from Debbie Brown Cakes. He sifted 400 g self-raising flour into a bowl.

Then he beat together 340 g softened butter and 340 g caster sugar. He added 6 eggs, one at a time with a spoonful of the flour. Then he added 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence and 3 tablespoons of buttermilk.

Finally he folded in the rest of the flour and the whole lot went into a "tin".

And was baked at 150 degrees until done.

Five cakes later, he had enough to sculpt his vision, held together with Nutino.

Next he coated the cake in Nutino and sprayed it with berry jam.

And rolled out 2-odd kg of blue fondant and a bit of black fondant (store bought).

And covered the cake in it, using some sugar glue to help him out.


A pretty fantastic first attempt at a cake, if you ask me! And did Miss 2 love it? Yes she did!

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