This will be part two of my cooking for Christmas dinner and I’ll be showing you my Christmas decorated Sponge cake! Also I made this cake gluten free So my mum could eat it too.
You will need:
(This is for one cake so you can double the recipe for the sponge cake or just do it twice)
- 200g sugar
- 200g butter
- 3 eggs
- 200g Gluten free self-raising flour
- A little vanilla
- 3 cups icing sugar
- 2 cups softened butter
- White roll out icing
- Green roll out icing
- Red/pink roll out icing (or gel colouring if you can’t find any)
- You want to make your sponge cake, I forgot to take pictures of this process so I’ll leave you a link to another cake that I have made before. It’s really just the same method with different quantities. You can find the process here
- Making the buttercream you want to add the butter into a bowl and mix it a little to soften it. Then a little at a time add in the icing sugar and mix it well.
- Once your cakes are finished and cooled down keeping them in the tin, level off the top of the cakes. This just makes it easier to keep the knife straight.
- Remove the cakes from the tins. Spread a layer of buttercream onto one of the cakes and then add jam on that then add the other sponge carefully on top of that.
- Cover the full cake in a thin layer of buttercream (known as the crumb coat) then refrigerate that for about 10 to 15 minutes.Once that has stiffened slightly add another thicker layer of the buttercream trying to get it as smooth as possible.
- To decorate roll out the white icing enough for it to fully cover the cake. Then use your hand smooth out the icing on the cake
- Next roll out the green icing and using a knife cut out leaf shapes. Then you want to place them on the cake to form a wreath and when you are happy with the placement just stick them in place using a little water.
- Roll out the red/pink icing thinly and cut one long strip. Using this fold each end over to form 2 loops. Add a strip to the centre of that to make a bow and secure that to the cake with water. Then add two strips of the red coloured icing to finish off the bow (as shown in the picture)
- You can use the red icing to make little berries to go onto the wreath too for little finishing touches.
I know I completely forgot to take pictures of the making of the cake, i’m really sorry I had been working so I was just trying to make sure I had everything made in time for Christmas. That’s just what happens when I panic about getting things done.
So i’m sorry again for forgetting that but I hope it was still easy enough to follow.
I’ll see you guys next week, hopefully on time.