Baking

Under the sea birthday cake

This cute and colourful 'under the sea' birthday cake is perfect for little ones who love animals or spending time by the ocean.
under the sea
12
30M
40M
1H 10M

Ingredients

Under the sea
Butter cream

Method

Under the sea

1.Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced); grease and line deep 20cm-round cake pan. Make cake according to directions on packet, pour into pan; bake about 40 minutes. Stand cake in pan 5 minutes; turn onto wire rack to cool. Using serrated knife, level cake top.
2.Meanwhile, make jelly according to directions on packet; refrigerate until almost set.
3.Position cake on prepared board, cut-side down. Mark a 15cm circle in centre of cake; cut a hollow into centre of cake about 1cm deep.
4.Tint butter cream with blue colouring; spread all over cake up to the water line.
5.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.
6.When jelly is almost set, stir gently; spoon into hollow of cake. Position fish, monsters, sharks and snakes on and around side of cake.

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