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    Default Help with cake for beginner

    I'm ok with muffins and slices but I can't make a cake that doesn't sink/ burn/ taste awful!!

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    Want to do a round sponge cake with buttercream filling and icing covered in sprinkles. ^^^ something like this

    So I'm looking for a cake recipe, a buttercream filling recipe and icing. I don't have a thermomix so something basic/ easy would be great

    My dd is mostly excited for a cake and I can't afford to have one made so would love to not mess this up!

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    You could always buy a plain sponge from woolies and make the icing & decorate yourself?

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    I am usually time poor at birthdays so its the one time of year I actually do cake mixes and I can highly recommend the greens vanilla cake mix. It comes with the icing to make up as well and it's super delicious! For dd's 1st birthday last year I made 3, tinted in shades of purple for an ombre effect when the cake was cut, and a bird made of sprinkles was put on top. The cake held up really well and no one could believe it was out of a box

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    Default Help with cake for beginner

    Sponge is probably one of the harder cakes to make and I definitely wouldn't recommend for a beginner. I would go a vanilla or chocolate cake recipe or buy pre made.
    Buttercream is very basic, I use the easy recipe on the taste site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wissa View Post
    You could always buy a plain sponge from woolies and make the icing & decorate yourself?
    This. And go one step further and buy a tub of Betty crockers vanilla frosting!

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    The greens vanilla cake mix is very nice or the Betty Crocker.

    For the buttercream it is super easy to make it yourself. My absolute favourite recipe is the crabapple bakery butter cream.

    http://www.penguin.com.au/products/9...daisy-cupcakes

    It's a really fluffy buttercream and colours really well.

    If you want a really white buttercream you can buy a whitening gel - it does not affect the taste but makes it really white. I get it from spotlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CakeyMumma View Post
    This. And go one step further and buy a tub of Betty crockers vanilla frosting!
    I find that the Betty Crocker ready made frostings taste really chemically and overly sweet... Id make my own buttercream frosting, super easy. If you want it to be white, use the tiniest (i mean the end of a toothpick) amount of wilton purple food colouring paste

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    Quote Originally Posted by KitiK View Post
    I find that the Betty Crocker ready made frostings taste really chemically and overly sweet... Id make my own buttercream frosting, super easy. If you want it to be white, use the tiniest (i mean the end of a toothpick) amount of wilton purple food colouring paste
    I prefer a homemade one, but it sure is easy!

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    My DD1 loves the ready made stuff @CakeyMumma, I just cant bring myself to let her eat it! Sure is conveniebt though. I like that you can make the buttercream as thick as you need to hold up another layer.

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    Not saying you should was just offering an easy suggestion for the op.


 

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