Baking

Wally whale birthday cake

Give your child's birthday a fun nautical theme with this delightful Wally whale birthday cake, if you make the cake the day before and freeze it, it will be easier to decorate.
wally whale
10
1H

Ingredients

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 dish 5 minutes; turn onto wire rack to cool.
2.Use paper pattern, cut out whale; reserve leftover cake. Using a toothpick or skewer, mark out belly on cake. Place cake on board.
3.Tint half the butter cream with royal blue colouring.
4.Following pattern, spread belly with 2 tablespoons white butter cream.
5.Swirl blue butter cream into remaining white butter cream gently to create a marbled effect. Carefully spread marbled butter cream over cake.
6.Cut spout and flipper from reserved leftover cake and position on cake; spread with more butter cream.
7.Sprinkle blue sugar crystals on and around the flipper, tail and belly. Sprinkle white sugar crystals on spout. Cut a thin strip of licorice for mouth and place in position. Cut eye from remaining licorice; position on cake. Secure blue M&M on licorice with butter cream.

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