Looking for an absolutely adorable theme for your little one’s first birthday (or any birthday, really!). This stump cake is super cute and so easy to pull together with this brilliant cake hack. Mum Emma shares how she pulled off this gorgeous stump cake.
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Stump Cake Ingredients
- First, grab your cake board.
- I used the CSR brand chocolate buttercream in between layers as I stacked the cakes.
- Once I stacked them I used a thick plastic straw in the middle to hold them together.
- For the crumb coat I used the same buttercream and let it set in the fridge for 20 minutes – just to let the crumb coat harder a little.
- Using a 1M Wilton piping tip I piped the CSR chocolate buttercream starting from the bottom of the cake to the top. The “tree knots” on the side of the cake I just piped using the same tip and drawing a letter ‘e’ to twirl the icing in a circle forming what looked like a tree knot.
- As for the top of the cake I just used the same chocolate buttercream and a small dollop of Betty Crocker vanilla icing in the middle to lighten the chocolate colour and to make it look like the lighter colour of a tree log in the centre.
- Using a fork I went around in a circle giving it the effect of tree veins.
- Around the base of the stump cake I used coloured coconut which I coloured in a clip lock bag with some food colouring and massaged in until it was coloured to my satisfaction and then sprinkled around the base on top of the cake board.