How to: Floating Malteser Cake

06/14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, some of you will have seen my floating Malteser cake I posted at the weekend. I’ve had so many messages and comments asking how I did it. And because I’m just that kind of generous, I thought I’d show you.

You’re going to need;

  • A baked and ganached/buttercreamed cake.
  • An iced cake drum.
  • Cadbury fingers. (I used two boxes)
  • Maltesers. (I used two big share bags and you will need an individual small bag for the top)
  • A small bar of chocolate for melting.
  • A straw.

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Stick your crumb coated cake onto your iced board.

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Starting at the back, stick Cadbury fingers to the outside of your cake.

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Try not to eat them all when you are doing this…

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Then, again starting at the back, stick on your Maltesers all the way around the edge, going into the middle.

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And, again, try not to eat them all when doing this.

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Melt some chocolate. You don’t need a lot. I’ve used a 100g bar.

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Dip the top end of your straw into your melted chocolate.

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Using the melted chocolate, stick your empty small Malteser bag onto the top end of the straw.

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Stick the straw into the middle of your cake and cover it with melted chocolate to stick it in place.

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Then, using melted chocolate as a glue, start to stick Maltesers around the base of the straw and all the way up to the bag. I even stuck a few just inside the bag to make it looks like it was being poured.

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And there you have it! A floating Malteser cake!

give it a go and as always let me know how you get on either on Facebook or Twitter.

Happy baking (and decorating!)

Britt xo

How To Use Tappit Letter Cutters On Cakes

06/14

Lately, I have received a lot of messages asking what cutter I use for my favourite font I like to use on cakes. And also, how to use it. So I thought I would make a quick tappit tutorial!

Here are some of the cakes I have used the tappit set on.

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The cutter is an FMM Block Upper Case & Lower Case. You can get these cutters here at Party Animal Online.

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  1. Roll out your flower or Mexican paste on a cornflour dusted surface very thinly and cut into strips. Then leave it to dry a little, go make a cup of tea or something.
  2. Press down your chosen letter firmly and putting pressure on the back, wiggle it from side to side for a clean cut.
  3. Pull the cutter away to make sure it has come out cleanly.
  4. Gently tap your cutter onto your counter.
  5. The cut out letter should just pop out! If it doesn’t, use a scribe to gently ease it out. If it’s really not budging, let the paste dry out a little more and try again. If this doesn’t work, then you may not have rolled your paste thin enough. Continue with the rest of your message and leave to dry on some foam

If you want to turn your baking hobby into a career, check out my ebook How To Start A Cake Business From Home for everything you need to know about running a successful baking business, including pricing, marketing, insurance and much more!

Give it a try and let me know how you get on either on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram.

Happy baking!

Britt xo

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