Recipe

Eight birthday cake

Celebrate eight with this gorgeous yellow birthday cake decorated with edible orange flowers.

  • 35 mins cooking
  • Makes 1 Item
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Ingredients

Eight birthday cake
  • 2 x 340g (11-ounce) packaged buttercake mix
  • 250 gram (8 ounces) butter
  • 3 cup (480g) icing (confectioners') sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) milk
  • yellow food colouring
  • 40 boiled lollies
  • 8 giant black smarties

Method

Eight birthday cake
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease and line two 20cm (8-inch) ring pans.
  • 2
    Make cake according to directions on packet. Divide mixture between pans; bake about 35 minutes. Stand cakes in pans 5 minutes; turn, top-side up, onto wire rack to cool.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, to make butter cream, beat butter in small bowl with electric mixer until as white as possible. Beat in sifted icing sugar and milk, in two batches. Tint butter cream yellow.
  • 4
    Using serrated knife, level cake tops so cakes are the same height. Trim a shallow arc from one cake.
  • 5
    Assemble cake pieces on board, cut-side down, to form number eight; discard remaining cake. Spread butter cream all over cake.
  • 6
    Arrange boiled lollies and Smarties on cake for flowers.

Notes

Equipment 30cm x 48cm (12-inch x 19¾-inch) rectangular prepared cake board; two 20cm (8-inch) ring pans.