Baking

One teddy and his bed

one teddy and his bed
1 Item
45M
45M
1H 30M

Ingredients

Butter cream

Method

1.Preheat oven to moderate, grease and line two 8cm x 26cm bar-cake pans. Make cake according to directions on packet, divide mixture between pans. Bake in moderate oven about 25 minutes. Stand cakes in pans 5 minutes, turn onto wire racks to cool. Using serrated knife, level cake tops so cakes are the same height.
2.Turn cakes cut-side down. Cut one cake into three pieces to make top and bottom of the number one. Assemble cake pieces on prepared board, cut-side down, to form the number one, discard remaining cake.
3.Meanwhile make butter cream: beat butter until white as possible, gradually beat in half the sifted icing sugar then milk, then remaining icing sugar. Beat until smooth. Tint butter cream with blue colouring, spread all over cake.
4.On surface dusted with icing sugar, knead soft icing until smooth. Roll half of the icing until 3mm thick, cut 11cm square for sheet, cover sheet and enclose white trimmings in plastic wrap.
5.Knead yellow colouring into remaining icing, roll until 3mm thick. Using pastry wheel and ruler, cut 10cm square for quilt, enclose yellow trimmings in plastic wrap. Using ruler, mark 2.5cm intervals on all four quilt edges. Using pastry wheel, ruler and markings as guides, gently roll wheel across icing to make quilt pattern.
6.Using tiny cutters or sharp-pointed knife, cut moon and star shapes from quilt, as shown. cover quilt with plastic wrap. Position some of the shapes at top of cake with 10 of the cachous. Shape yellow trimmings into pillow, place on cake. Position sheet on cake, top with quilt; turn down edge.
7.Divide reserved white trimmings in half. Knead green colouring into one half of the white trimmings and pink into the other half, roll each until 3mm thick. Using tiny cutters or sharp-pointed knife, cut out heart shapes, position with remaining cachous on cake. Position bear near pillow.

One-year-olds may be too young to eat the cachous, but they’ll certainly love the cake. Tiny heart-, star-, moon- and other-shaped cutters are sometimes sold as aspic cutters.

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