14 Jul 2017
Coral reefs are one of the most popular natural features of Australia. In fact, our nation is famous all over the world for its Great Barrier Reef, the largest structure on planet Earth made entirely by living organisms. What if you could bring one of these magnificent structures right on top of your kitchen countertop? Don’t worry, I am not talking about an actual coral reef, rather a cake that looks like one. And that’s what today’s blog is going to be about, which you probably might have guessed by now.
So here’s a fantastic and simple recipe for making a delicious coral reef cake:
Things that you will need:
- 517 grams of cake mixed (2 packets)
- Icing sugar
- 454 grams of prepared vanilla frosting
- Assorted food colouring agents
- 600 grams of white icing (ready to roll)
How to prepare:
- First of all, preheat the oven to a temperature of 180 degrees Celsius, and grease & line a couple of round shaped cake tins, one 24cm and the other 18cm.
- Next, prepare one packet of cake mix by following the instructions given on the packet. Take the smaller cake tin and pour around 1¾ cups of batter in it. Take the remaining batter and pour it into the large cake pan.
- Place both the tins inside the oven and bake for around half an hour. Test the fluffiness of the cakes using a skewer, then bring them out from the oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes on a wire rack.
- Repeat the same thing with the other packet of cake mix. When the second set of cakes are ready, level the 4 cakes on top of one another. Join the bigger tiers with frosting, and cover their sides & top with the same. Then do the exact same thing with the smaller ones.
- Dust some icing sugar on a clean surface, knead it and then divide equally in two portions. Wrap one of them in plastic, set aside, roll the remainder out and cut a small circle from it which is big enough to form a layer on top of the small cakes. Use blue food colouring on the remaining icing and use it for covering the large cake. Arrange the tiers on top of each other.
- Take the icing wrapped up in plastic, roll it out into a strip 20cm long and 5cm broad. Cut along its edge with a small tipped knife. Use a different colouring agent on it. Repeat the same thing until you get a good number of strips. Cut out fish, coral and star shapes from them and arrange on your cake.
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