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My first sugarpaste covered sponge cake

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For my Cricket loving friends birthday I thought I would give a sugarpaste covered sponge cake a go.  I have always said that I am not a fan of making novelty sugarpaste covered cakes as they don't tend to taste as good but I eat my words as this was pretty delicious..

Here is the final cake:

Cricket Cake

Cricket Cake Close Up

I had a lot of fun making this cake and I can't wait to make my next one.  There are definately a few improvements to be made but pretty happy for my first go.  The one thing I learnt is to not cover the cake in too much butter icing, this meant I found it difficult to smooth the sugarpaste on the cake and there were a few bumps!  I will keep this in mind for future..

I made a vanilla sponge and sliced it into 4 layers.  I then filled the cake with vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam.  I used my favourite Primrose Bakery recipe book once again for the sponge cake and butter icing.

I made my cricket man and caterpillar a couple of days before I finished the cake and I used a sugarpaste figure tutorial on You Tube, click here to be directed.  This was in my opinion a really simple tutorial which gave me a few good tips.

I have lots of pictures on my Flickr account also..

Here are a few that didn't make the cut for my Flickr account but I thought were amusing!

Dave and his cake:

Dave and his Cake

Everyone went on about what a shame it was to cut the cake but that lasted for about 2 minutes and then we devoured it!

The demolished cricket cake

Dave and Leo decided to re-model the Cricket man!

Re model of cricket man

Happy Baking!

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  1. Rachel

    Hi Sis, I love this cake, can you make a Golf one for Andrew when we are home on 17th August. Rach x

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  2. Graham

    Ate some of this cake last night and can confirm it tasted, and not only looked, great!

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