Gone are the baking days. Now, it’s put the baby to sleep and enjoy late night baking. So, everyone’s asleep and I am baking away for Sanika’s birthday tomorrow – today, actually. It’s almost 1 a.m! She will turn 6 and is having an Angry Birds themed party. I am baking the cakes and cupcakes tonight for their frosting dress-up tomorrow. I also need to make Angry birds and pigs using fondant tonight for cake toppers.
Preparing for the Angry Birds Playable Cake
The 3 cakes were used to create two layers of a very long Angry Birds Playable Cake.
Rainbow cupcakes are very easy to make. Separate your cake batter into different bowls and color them with a different color in each bowl. Now drop spoonfuls of each color one on top of the other without mixing. No need to spread the batter. Just drop a spoonful and the next spoonful will spread the previous one.
Butter Cream Fondant Recipe
For those without Candy Thermometers or in need of a no fuss Fondant recipe, here’s my Butter Cream Fondant recipe:
1/4 cup light corn syrup (I used Karo)
1/4 cup shortening
1 pinch of salt
1/4 kg (250 gms, roughly 1/2 lbs) icing sugar
Knead everything together till pliable. Add more icing sugar if dough is sticky or too soft.
Double the recipe for more fondant to cover cakes. I am only using this to make the angry bird creatures. My frosting will be cream. Happy Baking!