Ds has his 2nd birthday on the weekend and I'm attempting to make a cake. Was originally thinking fresh cream with strawberries and just a sponge cake. Can you still decorate with fresh cream? Does it go all runny? Should I be using something else to ice the top??? This cake making stuff is so confusing. And to think I have to do this every year for years to come lol
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17-07-2012 11:44 #1
Need advice from a baking/cake expert!
17-07-2012 11:48 #2
I am by no means an expert but I usually just dust the top with icing sugar, sounds yummy though
17-07-2012 11:52 #3
I don't profess to be an expert either, but if you decorate on the day with fresh whipped cream it shouldn't go runny.
I would put jam, cream and strawberries in the middle and dust the top with icing sugar and a few more strawberries.
Yum! I might have to whip up a sponge now sounds delish!
17-07-2012 11:56 #4
Thanks ladies I'm attempting to make the cake into the shape of a puppy. So decorating with sprinkles, licorice and a few other bits and pieces. Might just have to make it on the day, refrigerate and hope for the best!
17-07-2012 11:59 #5
What about glace icing ?
17-07-2012 12:05 #6
Whipped cream should be fine as long as its kept cool
Otherwise you could cheat and buy a tub of Betty Crocker icing and use that
17-07-2012 12:07 #7Senior Member
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Are you decorating with strawberries and cream, or butter icing and lollies? I would do one or the other.
17-07-2012 12:18 #8
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17-07-2012 12:47 #9Member
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I think if you were wanting to make it a puppy and decorate with lollies that buttercream would be the best option. You could colour it too.
Otherwise cream will be fine if you do it on the day and keep it cool.
17-07-2012 13:25 #10
I'm not a great baker at all, but make my kids a cake every year. I always bake the cake the night before, super fresh cake can be crumbly and hard to work with. Then the next day I ice/decorate it.
Buttercream icing is easy to make and work with and is fairly forgiving. Even though some of my cakes haven't been perfect, the kids have always loved them.
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