Baking

Pencil case

Pencil Case
1 Item
50M

Ingredients

Butter cream
Decorations

Method

1.Preheat oven to 170°C/340°F. Grease 20cm x 30cm (8-inch x 12-inch) rectangular cake pan; line base and sides with baking paper, extending paper 5cm above sides.
2.Make cakes according to directions on packets. Spread mixture into pan; bake about 50 minutes. Stand cake in pan 10 minutes before turning, top-side up, onto wire rack to cool.
3.Using a serrated knife, trim the cake top and edges into a slightly rounded `pencil case’ shape. Secure cake, rounded-side up, on cake board with a little butter cream.
4.To 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.
5.Tint 2 tablespoons of the butter cream black. Tint remaining butter cream orange. Spread front edge of cake with black butter cream. Spread orange butter cream all over remaining cake.
6.Cut sour straps into squares. Using picture as a guide, position squares over top and sides of cake to make a `chequered’ pattern.
7.Unroll fruit and cola wheel; cut in half to make 2 long single strips. Outline black area of pencil case with the strips. Position Tic Tacs on black area to make zipper. Use candy letters to spell out name on cake. Secure all decorations to pencil case with a little butter cream as required.
8.Trim one end of each sherbet stick to look like a sharpened pencil; dip sharp end of pencils into same-coloured food colouring. Lay pencils in front of pencil case.

School would be much more entertaining, and homework much more fun, if we could all have pencil cases as delicious as this one.

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