Baking

Rocket blast

rocket blast
1 Item
1H

Ingredients

Butter cream
Decorations

Method

1.Preheat oven to 180&degC; grease and line deep 26cm x 36cm baking dish.
2.Make cake according to directions on packets, pour into pan; bake about 1 hour. Stand cake in pan 10 minutes; turn onto wire rack to cool. Using serrated knife, level cake top.
3.Turn cake cut-side down. Using picture as a guide, cut out rocket ship; reserve leftover cake. Assemble cake on 35cm x 45cm prepared rectangular board, cut-side down, to form rocket ship.
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 a quarter of the butter cream blue. Divide remaining butter cream in half. Tint one half green and the other half red. Using picture as a guide, spread rocket with green and red butter cream.
6.Use raspberry strips to define and decorate red area. Place 5cm star cutter on cake; cover the area inside cutter with yellow sprinkles, carefully remove cutter.
7.Mark an 8cm circle on cake, press M&M’s upright around circle, then fill circle with remaining M&M’s.
8.Cut stars from reserved cake, spread sides of stars with warm jam.
9.Place sugar and blue colouring in small plastic bag; rub until sugar is evenly coloured. Lightly sprinkle sides of stars with blue sugar; position around rocket.
10.Position sparklers in cake; light just before serving.

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