The Fox Cake

Hey guys!

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-

CAKE-

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

 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4
  2. Grease and line 2 x 18cm/7in cake tins with baking paper.
  3. Cream the butter and the sugar together in a bowl until pale and fluffy.
  4. 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-

 

BUTTER CREAM-

140g/5oz butter, softened

280g/10oz icing sugar

1-2 tbsp milk

Orange food dye

Also- White&Black icing

  1. Beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
  2. Add the remaining icing sugar, food dye and one tablespoon of the milk and beat the mixture until creamy and smooth.
  3. Beat in the milk, if necessary, to loosen the mixture.
  4. Spread onto cake and then spread jam onto nose piece
  5. Carefully place it onto the end of the fox, rounding off where necessary
  6. Roll out the white icing until thin
  7. Place the baking paper on top of the icing and cut around
  8. Place onto cake and make eyes and nose with black icing

Heres my result-

fox cake           fox cake 2

 

Please, if you used this recipe, send in your results! I’ll be more than welcome to share them on my blog-

TUF

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A big sorry from me!

So guys, you may have noticed that i haven’t posted in a while…

Well, the truth is, i have! Ive been posting quick updates via my phone but it took me a while to realise that they weren’t working!? They saved as drafts and were completely blank? Anywhoo, i can promise you lots more and i’m in the process of making a few foxy crafts, ill keepyou posted!

Sorry!