Recipe

Eight cake

  • 30 mins preparation
  • 50 mins cooking
  • Serves 16
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Ingredients

Eight cake
  • 2 x 470g packets buttercake mix
  • toy trains
  • 3 flat green lollipops
Butter cream
  • 250 gram butter, softened
  • 3 cup (480 grams) icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • yellow food colouring
  • cocoa powder

Method

Eight cake
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 150°C. Grease and flour baking dish.
  • 2
    Make cake according to directions on packet. Spread mixture into baking pan; bake about 50 minutes. Stand cake in pan 10 minutes before turning, top-side up, onto wire rack to cool.
  • 3
    Level cake top; turn cake, cut-side down. Using pattern from pattern sheet, cut number eight from cake. Position cake, cut-side down on cake board.
  • 4
    Make butter cream: In a small bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer until as white as possible; beat in sifted icing sugar and milk in two batches.
  • 5
    Reserve ½ cup butter cream. Tint remaining butter cream yellow; spread all over cake.
  • 6
    Stir sifted cocoa into reserved butter cream; spoon into piping bag. Using picture as a guide, pipe chocolate butter cream onto cake to make train tracks. Position train, lollipops and flags on cake.

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