…Step six: make your vanilla sponge cakes and colour each cake differently to create your “rainbow surprise” – simply by using food colourant.
I N G R E D I E N T S F O R 1 C A K E (R E P E A T X 4)
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- dollop food colourant of choice
Beat the sugar and eggs until thickened and add the sifted flour, milk, oil, baking powder and vanilla essence – beat together then add the colourant and beat until well integrated. Pour your batter into a greased baking tin and bake in a preheated (180˚C) oven for 30-40 minutes.
…Step seven: once cooled, stack your cake tower using plain butter icing in-between each layer and ice the outside…almost like a lick of primer before the paint!
…Step eight: ask your hubby to roll out the fondant (whilst you put the kiddies to bed, and) because it looks as if it could use some elbow grease…then, regret you had asked your hubby to roll out the fondant because it has now been draped over the cake and looks like dirty laundry!
Step nine: clean it up by cutting away the messy bits and revealing some naked bits beneath the fondant skirt. Mix and colour some more butter icing to dress this too. Tie up in ribbons and pearl-tipped pins to hold the dress on.
Only slightly exhausted mother-of-two delicious girls, lover of food (fine and fast), purveyor of all things pretty and Jill of all things ‘creative’…Nancy has a background in the visual and performing arts. Having worked with the eat-art team before, she is thrilled, and slightly bewildered to have been asked to (take time out from juggling and) add some spice to the eat.art blog. Don’t get us wrong….it’s not that it needs it….it just wants more…and she is happy to oblige.