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Halloween Decorating Kit - How To


     
   
     


 

Ingredients:

Recipe for sponges:

  • 300g butter or margarine at room temperature
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 300g self raising flour
  • 6 medium eggs
  • 1-2 tsp of each food colour

Vanilla Buttercream:

  • 500g butter at room temperature
  • 800g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla flavour

Method:

Preheat oven to 160ºC / 180ºC fan/Gas Mark 3
Step 1
Preheat oven to 160ºC / 180ºC fan/Gas Mark 3.
Blend butter and sugar untill light and fluffy
Step 2
Place butter and sugar into a bowl and beat until light, fluffy and pale in colour.
Add Eggs and Flour and combine together
Step 3
Add eggs and flour and combine all the ingredients together.
Seperate the mixture between 3 bowls and colour each one with the past colour
Step 4
Separate the mixture evenly into three bowls and add purple, pink and blue food colouring to each.
scoop each colour into three seperate tines. Bake for 25-30 minutes untill risen and firm to the touch
Step 5
Using a tbsp or ice cream scoop, spoon each colour into three seperate tins. Bake for 25-30 minutes until well risen and firm to touch.
Once cooked, leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes then turn out onto a cooling rack
Step 6
Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes then turn out onto a cooling rack. Leave to cool completly.
Beat the the butter, sifted icing sugar and vanilla flavour together until smooth to make the buttercream.
Step 7
Beat the the butter, sifted icing sugar and vanilla flavour together until smooth to make the buttercream..
Trim and level your cakes. Layer each sponge using buttercream.
Step 8
Trim and level your cakes. Layer each sponge using buttercream.
Add the orange food colouring to the remaining buttercream and coat the cake.
Step 9
Add the black food colouring to the remaining buttercream and coat the cake.
Decorate with the sprinkles and enjoy! Tag @pmecake so we can see your amazing cakes!
Step 10
Decorate with sprinkles and enjoy! Tag @pmecake so we can see your amazing cakes!
TIPS!
Tip 1
To avoid a wonky cake, make sure your layers are neatly trimmed. For a straight top use a cake leveller and for the sides place a cake board slightly smaller than the cake and trim off the cake crust using a serrated knife!
Tips!
Tip 2
Test bake your colours with a cupcake to help you decide on a shade of colour!