Baking

Science experiment spill

science experiment spill
1 Item
1H

Ingredients

Method

1.Level cake tops. Secure one cake, cut-side down, on the cake board. Spread cake top with cup of chocolate frosting, top with remaining cake. Spread chocolate frosting over top and side of cake.
2.Brush wafers with orange colouring mixed with a little water to make wire fence. Position wafers around side of cake. Wrap tape around cake, secure with a little frosting, if needed.
3.Trim the tops of the ice-cream cones from the bases with a serrated knife. Paint two tops with the yellow colouring mixed with a little water, stand for 10 minutes or until dry. Paint two tops with the green colouring mixed with a little water, stand for 10 minutes or until dry. Paint two bases with red colouring mixed with a little water, stand for 10 minutes or until dry. Discard the remaining two ice-cream bases. Stack the ice-cream cones, top ends together, to form barrels, secure with a little frosting.
4.Divide vanilla frosting between three microwave safe bowls. Tint red, yellow and green. Heat frostings in a microwave oven on MEDIUM (50%) for about 20 seconds or until melted.
5.Using picture as a guide, position barrels on cake, fill barrels with frosting, decorate with nerds and red choc chips. Pour remaining warmed frosting on top of cake, allowing it to spill over the sides.

Equipment 30cm (12-inch) round cake board small new artists’ paint brush The biohazard tape was ordered online from the US. Printing the words `biohazard’ onto yellow tape with a permanent marker adds a visual effect which is just as good, and less expensive. test kitchen tips Use any lollies you like, but make sure they match the colours of the barrels. Cones can be painted a day ahead, store in an airtight container. Don’t refrigerate as the cones will go soft and the lolly colours may bleed. The cake can be made a day ahead, store in a cool dark place. If using butter cream instead of the frosting, you will need one quantity of chocolate butter cream.

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