Galaxy cake

Galaxy cake

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The Best Ever Birthday

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 quantities Basic butter cake
or 2 x 440g packet butter cake mix
blue and yellow food colouring, (natural, if available)
400g ready-to-roll white icing
10 pieces white florist’s wire, cut in half
1 quantities Butter cream icing
silver cachous, to decorate

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Grease and line a deep 22 cm round cake tin.
  2. Make the butter cake mixture and spread into the prepared tin. Bake for about 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
  3. Knead the white icing until soft. Divide into four portions (three of equal size and one smaller for the yellow moon). Leave one portion white and tint the remaining portions different colours — light blue, dark blue and yellow for the smaller portion — by kneading through the food colouring, starting with a few drops and adding more as needed.
  4. Roll out half of each icing portion, apart from the yellow, on a surface lightly dusted with icing sugar or cornflour (or between 2 sheets of baking paper) to 5 mm thickness. Cut out star shapes with a star cutter and thread onto the florist’s wires by dipping the ends of the wires into water and inserting half way into the stars. Set aside on plastic wrap and allow to dry completely.
  5. Meanwhile, trim the domed top off the cooled cake and turn cut-side down onto a cake board or plate. Make the butter cream icing and add a few drops of blue food colouring, adding more as needed until the desired colour is reached. Spread the icing over the entire cake, making it as smooth as possible.
  6. Roll out the yellow icing to 2–3 mm thickness. Using an 8 cm round cutter make a crescent moon shape and place on top of the cake. Roll out the remaining icing portions to 2–3 mm thickness, and use small and large star cutters to cut out shapes and arrange on the cake as desired.
  7. Using the picture as a guide, place silver cachous on the cake top and sides. Slightly bend the wires on the wired stars and place in the cake before serving.

Rocket variation

  • Colour 100 g ready-to-roll white icing with red food colouring, roll to 2–3 mm thickness and, using the picture as a guide, cut out rocket shapes with a sharp knife. Instead of making a moon, use the yellow icing to make the yellow elements of the rocket.
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