Baking

Skateboard dog

skateboard dog
1 Item
1H

Ingredients

Butter cream (1 quantity)

Method

1.Grease 26cm x 36cm baking dish (base measurements), line base with baking paper. Using three packets, prepare cake mix according to directions, pour into prepared dish. Bake in moderate oven about 1 hour. Stand cake in the dish for 5 minutes, turn onto wire rack to cool.
2.Using picture as a guide, cut out dog shape, reserve leftover cake.
3.To make butter cream. Beat the butter (and any flavouring if using) in a small bowl with an electric beater until the butter is as white as possible. (This will result in a whiter buttercream which will give you better results if colouring it). Gradually beat in half of the sifted icing sugar, then the milk, then the remaining sifted icing sugar.Beat until the butter cream is smooth and spreadable. Keep scraping down the side of the bowl during beating.
4.Position leftover cake at head end to complete nose. Use picture as a guide to cut out nose. Place cake on board. Join nose to cake and secure with a little orange butter cream.
5.Tint two-thirds of the butter cream with orange colouring, tint remaining one-third butter cream with blue colouring. Spread top and side of cake with orange butter cream.
6.Trace outline of skateboard dog’s mouth on baking paper. Turn paper over so outline is underneath. Pipe melted dark chocolate over traced lines to form mouth and teeth; leave to set.
7.Pipe melted white chocolate onto teeth, as shown; leave to set. Carefully peel mouth off baking paper and position on dog’s face.
8.Spoon blue butter cream into piping bag fitted with a small plain tube, pipe spots onto dog. Position bullets for eyes and a Jaffa for the nose.
9.To make skateboard, place Fruity Metres on bench, overlapping the edges slightly, trim to form skateboard. Cut one licorice strap in half lengthways, wrap one piece around a Jaffa, continuing with second half, secure with a little butter cream. Position 10 silver cachous as shown, place wheel under skateboard. Repeat with the remaining licorice strap, Jaffa and cachous.

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