I’ve been thinking a lot about what my first project would be for the blog and I think I’ve got it. So what’s something that is popular to almost everyone and something that right now I’m pretty obsessed with?
So on that note this week the projects will be on the theme of Pokémon!
I’m pretty excited for this, but one thing I want to make clear is that I am in no way a professional, I just do this for fun and sometimes it’ll work out but sometimes it won’t and that’s just part of the journey here.
Also this baking project was done by me and my lovely sister Danielle so that will explain the different hands in the photos.
Let’s get started!
So first thing we’ll be making this week is a Pokéball Cake.
For this you will need:
- 200g caster sugar
- 200g Butter
- 3 Medium Eggs
- 200g Self raising Flour
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- ½ cup (170g) Butter softened
- 2 ½ cups (320g) Powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon of Vanilla
- 5 Tablespoons of Heavy cream/milk
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- Black Roll out fondant
- White Roll out fondant
- Red Roll out fondant
- First thing to do is pre heat Oven to 190°C then grease your cake tin with butter or greaseproof paper if you prefer.
- Next measure out and mix the butter and sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Add in the Vanilla and then the eggs to the bowl and mix until smooth.
- Next sift in the flour a little at a time mixing well.
- Put the mixture into the cake tin and smooth the top with a spoon.
- Bake for 20- 30 minutes
Making the buttercream:
- Combine butter, powdered sugar, Vanilla, Cream/milk, and salt into a bowl and mix for about 5 to 7 minutes until light and fluffy.
- Shape the cake into a rounded shape
- Once you have the shape right you want to cut the cake into two sections and add your choice of filling (I just used the buttercream but you can also add jam or chocolate spread if you like)
- Place the top back onto the cake and apply a thin layer of the butter cream all over the cake then put the cake into the fridge for 5-10 minutes until the layer hardens.
- Add a thicker layer of the butter cream making sure that it is smooth, put it back into the fridge to harden and if needed add another layer.
(Sorry for the picture I had already done a few layers then remembered I hadn’t taken a picture. I will get better at this promise)
- Sprinkle some powdered sugar onto your worktop so that the roll out fondant doesn’t stick to it
- First roll out your red fondant so that it is large enough to cover half of the cake and place it on smoothing it with your hand. Do the same to the other side of the cake with the white icing.
- Roll the black fondant into a large snake shape then roll it out making a long strip, cut the edges to make sure they are straight then place it onto the centre of the cake.
- Using a medium cookie cutter cut a circle from the black fondant and place it onto the centre of the black strip and cake.
- After that cut out a smaller circle from the white fondant and place it in the centre of the black circle. Use a photo to reference if you have any doubts about placement.
- You can also use a dry paint brush to brush off any of the powdered sugar from the cake.
And this was our final result. As I said, it’s not professional but practice makes perfect.
Hope you enjoyed the first post, I’ll be posting the second Pokémon themed project in a few days.
See you next time!