- 500 gram butter, chopped coarsely
- 360 gram white eating chocolate, chopped coarsely
- 4 cup (880g) caster sugar
- 2 cup (500ml) milk
- 3 cup (450g) plain flour
- 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 60 centimetre square cake board
- wedding-themed decorations (see notes)
- 3 (m) silver ribbon
- 2 tablespoon milk
- 1/3 cup (80ml) water
- 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon gelatine
- 2 tablespoon water, extra
- 250 gram butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup (240g) pure icing sugar
- 1 egg white
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1Preheat oven to 170°C (150°C fan-forced). Line two 12-hole standard (1/3 cup/80ml) muffin pans with paper cases.
- 2Stir butter, chocolate, sugar and milk in large saucepan, over low heat, until smooth. Transfer to large bowl; cool 15 minutes.
- 3Whisk in sifted flours then extract and eggs. Drop exactly 2 level tablespoons of mixture into each case.
- 4Bake cakes about 25 minutes. Turn onto wire rack to cool.
- 5Meanwhile to make fluffy mock cream frosting, combine milk, the water and sugar in small saucepan, stir over low heat, without boiling, until sugar is dissolved. Sprinkle gelatine over extra water in cup, add to pan; stir syrup until gelatine is dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Beat butter and extract in small bowl with electric mixer, until as white as possible. While motor is operating, gradually pour in cold syrup; beat until light and fluffy. Mixture will thicken on standing. Cover backs of decorations with baking paper to prevent them from absorbing the frosting.
- 6Spread cakes with frosting, place on cake board. Secure ribbon around cakes.
- 7To make royal icing, sift icing sugar through very fine sieve. Lightly beat egg white in small bowl with electric mixer; add icing sugar, a tablespoon at a time. When icing reaches firm peaks, use a wooden spoon to beat in juice; cover tightly with plastic wrap. Spoon icing into a piping bag fitted with a small plain tube. Pipe hearts onto about 10 of the cakes.
- 8Top remaining cakes with wedding-themed decorations.
It's important to measure the cake mixture carefully, so the cakes are all the same depth. Make the full amount of mixture; it will be fine standing at room temperature while you bake the cakes in batches. We used standard sized foil cases and scrapbooking decorations, available from craft and shops.
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