Father’s Day cake

About 50 min. baking + 60 min. decoratingeasy
What you need: A4-size rectangular baking tin, Superman print template, letter cutters, modelling set

For the batter

  • 175 g butter
  • 200 g sugar
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 250 g flour
  • 1 packet baking powder
  • 75 g corn-starch
  • 5 tbsp. rum
  • 2 tbsp. Decocino flavouring paste lemon
  • 1 tbsp. Decocino flavouring paste orange

To decorate

  • ½ packet chocolate blancmange
  • 20 g sugar
  • 250 g milk
  • 375 g sweet-cream butter
  • 1 x light blue fondant
  • 1 x blue fondant
  • 1 x yellow fondant
  • 1 x black fondant
  • 1 x yellow fondant
  • 2 x white fondant
  • Food colouring pen

Preparation

Baking

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  2. Using the hand blender, whisk together the butter and sugar in the bowl until the mixture is creamy.
  3. Whisk the eggs into the batter one by one. After adding each egg, whisk for 1 minute before adding the next.
  4. Blend the flour, baking powder and corn-starch and gradually fold into the batter. Alongside, add the run, lemon- and orange paste a tablespoon at a time.
  5. Grease a rectangular A4 baking tin and dust it with a little flour.
  6. Spoon in the batter, smoothly spread out the surface and bake for about 50 minutes.
  7. Leave the base to cool and cut from the tin.

To decorate

  1. Prepare the chocolate pudding according to packet instructions. Leave the pudding to cool and blend it with butter for a few minutes to form a creamy mixture.
  2. Cut the upper layer from the base and put it in a separate bowl.
  3. Glaze the rectangular cake with the buttercream.
  4. Mix the cut-off cake pieces with a little buttercream. Arrange these on the cake to form the shape of a man’s upper body.
  5. Mix the dark- and light-blue fondants and roll them out. Then completely cover the cake with them.
  6. Roll out the yellow, black, and red fondants, cut out a Superman shape from each of them, with the yellow one being slightly bigger than the rest. Apply them onto the cake in succession.
  7. Cut out letters in red and yellow.
  8. Roll out the white fondant and arrange in two halves on the left and right side of the cake to form the shape of an open shirt. Cut out buttons and a tie and attach these onto the cake as well.
  9. Use the modelling set to impress shirt seams and make buttonholes. Finish by tracing around the seams and buttonholes with the food colouring pencils.
    Bam! Super DAD is ready to tuck into. 🙂
    Tip: Prepare the fondant in layers using the smoother. This will make the surface smooth and leave no uneven patches.

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Edible Glue
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Baking Starch
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