Baking fever is sweeping the nation once again, but if it’s the actual baking part that fills you with fear, then don’t panic - cake maker extraordinaire Juliet Sear has the answer. She’s here to show us how to create a show-stopping bake without even turning the oven on!
2 round 5” shop bought plain sponge cakes
2 tubs of vanilla ready made frosting or butter cream (we used Betty Crocker) *If you would like to colour the icing then add a little food colouring.
2 rice krispie marshmallow squares
1 packet pink candy melts or 2 bars of chocolate of your choice
1 good quality waffle ice cream cone (ideally use the ones with sharpened/angled edge – not rounded bottoms)
Pretty mixed cake sprinkles
Equipment you will need:
A small thin 5” or 8” round cake card
A lolly pop stick
Plastic piping bag
Remove the cakes from the packaging and trim down the humps on top with a bread knife so the top is flat
Stick together both cakes with a layer of buttercream in the middle. Use a little more butter icing to stick the sponge to the cake card/board or plate.
Smooth a thin coat of your frosting over the sides and top of the cake with a palette knife or a side scraper if you have one. Pop in the fridge to chill for half an hour or so.
Make the ball for the ice cream cone by rolling the rice krispie treats into a ball with your hands. Stick a cake pop stick or lolly stick into it ready for when you need to dip it.
Remove your cake from the fridge, cover with a neater coating of frosting then add sprinkles around the bottom of the cake to decorate by pressing on with your fingers
Melt the chocolate or pink candy melts in a bowl and dip in a bit of the top of your ice cream cone, pop over some sprinkles on the edge and set aside in a tall glass wedged with a piece of scrunched up kitchen towel or similar to stand it up straight
Dip the rice krispie treat ball into the melted chocolate or pink candy melt to coat it, and then pop this on top of the ice cream cone to set. It will set in a fridge after about 10 minutes
To create the drip effect take a piping bag and pipe the melted chocolate around the edge of cake to create thin drips around the side. Pipe the remaining melted chocolate all over the top to create the effect of a puddle of melted ice cream, spreading with a palette knife to flatten.
Finally stick the upturned cone on the top to create the drippy illusion effect!