DIY Fairy Cake
- 3 x Coles or Woolworths mud cakes
- Cake board
- Piping bag
- Closed star piping tip
- Buttercream icing
- Icing flowers
Chill 3 Coles or Woollies mud cakes for at least three hours, or overnight.
Take out and place on a chopping board. With a serrated bread knife, cut the icing off the top of each cake, leaving a nice flat top behind.
Place the icing you removed in the previous step into your Thermomix, or Food Processor, with a tablespoon of boiling water.
Blend until smooth.
Don’t overdo it with the hot water. You want just enough to loosen the mixture to create a mousse texture icing.
Ice it with uncoloured buttercream.
Add the next layer and repeat.
Add the final layer and do a crumb coat around the entire cake.
Place in refrigerator for at least an hour.
Place mousse icing into a piping bag with a ‘closed star‘ piping tip. If it’s hot weather, then refrigerate the piping bag until it’s cool to touch (but not firm).
Once the cake is cool, pipe mousse icing in vertical lines onto the cake. Add in occasional swirls and oval shapes to mimic the knots on a tree trunk.
Use a fork to blend the lines together and further draw in wood texture.
When you’re done, place into the fridge.
To make the stump, dip a pastry brush in the mousse icing, and draw rough circles.
Use a chopstick to draw a swirl onto the top to reveal the light buttercream underneath.
Arrange pre made icing flowers from Coles and your ornamental fairies/fence/toadstools, etc as you desire and enjoy your cake!