Birthday cake numbers - jigsaw two

This colourful cake from The Australian Women's Weekly's famous 'Children's Birthday Cake Book' cookbook is bound to be a hit with Mr or Ms. Two!

  • 40 mins preparation
  • 45 mins cooking
  • Serves 16
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Jigsaw two
  • 2 x 340 gram packets butter cake mix
  • 1 quantity butter cream
  • 250 gram coloured cake sprinkles in different, separated colours
Butter cream
  • 125 gram butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup (240 grams) icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoon milk


Jigsaw two
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease cake pan; line base with baking paper.
  • 2
    Make cakes according to directions on packets; pour mixture into pan. Bake about 45 minutes. Stand in pan 5 minutes before turning, top-side up, onto a wire rack to cool.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    Using a serrated knife, level top of cake. Cut jigsaw-shaped pieces from cake.
  • 5
    Keeping colours separate, empty cake sprinkles on to five pieces of baking paper. Work with one jigsaw piece at a time: spread top and the side(s) that will show with butter cream; roll in one of the sprinkle colours then position on cake board; spread a little more butter cream on the un-iced side(s) that will join with the next jigsaw piece. Continue until all pieces are coloured and fitted together.

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