Monster space station

monster space station
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Butter cream


1.Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease deep 28cm (11¼-inch) round cake pan; line base and side with baking paper, extending paper 5cm above side.
2.Make cake according to directions on packets. Pour into pan; bake about 45 minutes. Stand cake in pan 10 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 green.
4.Using serrated knife, level cake top. Turn cake cut-side down. Using 12cm round cutter, cut centre from cake. Using 6cm round cutter, cut centre from round; discard centre. Cut small ring into three pieces. Place big ring cake on 45cm x 57cm (18-inch x 22¾-inch) rectangular cake board, cut-side down.
5.Cut a quarter off one jam roll, position larger piece in hole of cake, using picture as a guide; discard smaller piece. Cut remaining two jam rolls in half. Position jam rolls at sides and front of space station. Position cut ring pieces above. Spread butter cream all over cake.
6.Position Smarties as lights and Life Savers as windows. Position mini musks on cake, using picture as a guide.
7.Cut Musk Sticks and three mint sticks in half; position around centre of space station. Cut remaining mint sticks into 2cm pieces, position on cake as lights. Position snowballs and mint pattie on cake.
8.Cut licorice into thin strips; use to outline shape of space station.

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