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