Thursday, 10 June 2010

Toadstool Cakes

I made these little toadstool cakes for Alison's birthday back in April:Toadstool Cakes:

You will need:
4oz/100g caster sugar
4oz/100g margarine
4oz/100g self raising flour
2 medium eggs
For icing:
Icing sugar

Vanilla essence
Red food colouring
Bun cases

White chocolate buttons
Dessicated coconut

Green food colouring
Icing sugar and warm water
Little fluffy chick!

Make the mixture as for Victoria sponge*.
Split into 5 or 6 bun cases and bake for 20-25mins. Leave to cool.
Once cool, cut into the bottom of the cakes, to make little stumps about half an inch deep.

Make some butter cream by mixing some icing sugar and margarine together, add the red colouring and vanilla essence. Spread on to the top of each cake, press in the white chocolate buttons to give a toadstool effect.

Mix the dessicated coconut with a few drops of green food colouring in a bowl. Mix until the coconut is fully covered.
Make some icing with the icing sugar and warm water, add a few drops of green food colouring to this.
Spread on a plate or cake board and sprinkle the coconut on top.
Press the cakes firmly into the grass icing whilst it's still sticky, place on the chick, leave to dry and voila, cute toadstool cakes!

* found in Sugar Paper #1

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