Recipe

Scrabble birthday cake

Word play Happy Birthday! Write a message to the birthday child, or write all the names of the guests. You could even play a game and the guests can make words from the letters you create!

  • 1 hr preparation
  • Makes 1
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Ingredients

Equipment
  • 30 centimetre x 45cm rectangular cake board
Cake
  • 450 gram packaged double unfilled sponge slabs
  • 453 gram tub vanilla frosting
Decorations
  • 200 centimetre black licorice strap
  • 220 gram block white chocolate
  • black writing icing or gel
  • 1 red sour strap

Method

Scrabble birthday cake
  • 1
    Level cakes; secure cakes, cut-sides down, long sides together, on cake board with a little frosting. Tint remaining frosting blue; spread over top and sides of cake.
  • 2
    Cut licorice strap into lengths to fit around sides of cake. Cut 5 x 24cm and 7 x 18cm long thin strips from licorice strap; using picture as a guide, position strips to create a grid.
  • 3
    Using a large sharp knife; carefully cut chocolate block into individual squares. Turn, top-side down. Using writing icing, write letters onto chocolate squares and position on and around word board.
  • 4
    Cut star shapes from sour strap; position on cake.