I think I am becoming addicted to shaped cakes – I spent years being too scared to to a shape other than round or square but now that I am ‘brave’ I find every opportunity to move away from traditional round or square. I made this cake using 2 x pyrex bowls which held a 9″ mix – The cake looked really small though when they were stuck together. I also had to be really careful when trimming off the edges to keep the ball shape.
The scarf hides so many imperfections around the base of the cake. I emboss the scarf to make a ridged effect using a huge screw (sterilised and never actually used as a screw of course!)
This was for my friend’s brother’s 21st who supports Newcastle (Black and White) I didn’t want to put too much colour on the cake but wanted a few highlights.
Altogether – Fairly pleased with this one!
Report from the recipients…A lovely thank you card saying how pleased they were and how the cake tasted ‘divine’! Bonus!