Yes, its the big post and its about…. My fox cake!
In Food Tech (In school) we were told to bake a cake. we could choose any cake we wanted so i, as you do, chose the fox cake! I wasn’t 100% about what it would look like, at first i was thinking of more of a triangular shape but then settled on cheekbones… you’ll see what i mean!
I cute out templates using baking paper so i could shape the cake and the icing, base your cut outs on the picture.
Heres the recipe i made for school-
225g/8oz butter or margarine, softened at room temperature
225g/8oz caster sugar
4 medium eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
225g/8oz self raising flour
milk, to loosen
Orange food colour
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4
- Grease and line 2 x 18cm/7in cake tins with baking paper.
- Cream the butter and the sugar together in a bowl until pale and fluffy.
- Beat in the eggs, a little at a time, and stir in the vanilla extract and food colouring.
5. Fold in the flour using a large metal spoon, adding a little extra milk if necessary, to create a batter with a soft dropping consistency.
5. Divide the mixture between the cake tins and gently spread out with a spatula
6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
7. Remove from the oven and set aside for 5 minutes, then remove from the tin and peel off the paper. Place onto a wire rack.
8. When cooled, carefully, cute the top off of each cake and stick together using butter cream, now shape it into the fox shape!
9. Round it off and make sure it is level
And for the decoration-
To make the buttercream-
140g/5oz butter, softened
280g/10oz icing sugar
1-2 tbsp milk
Orange food dye
Also- White&Black icing
- Beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
- Add the remaining icing sugar, food dye and one tablespoon of the milk and beat the mixture until creamy and smooth.
- Beat in the milk, if necessary, to loosen the mixture.
- Spread onto cake and then spread jam onto nose piece
- Carefully place it onto the end of the fox, rounding off where necessary
- Roll out the white icing until thin
- Place the baking paper on top of the icing and cut around
- Place onto cake and make eyes and nose with black icing
Heres my result-
Please, if you used this recipe, send in your results! I’ll be more than welcome to share them on my blog-