Baking Mad has sent me some baking products to do a cake challenge with my children. As many of you will know, Silver Spoon is well known for their range of quality sugar. Over the years they have also launched some truly innovative low calorie and home baking products.
Using the ingredients given to us, we have created this cake using marzipan, green designer icing, green coloured icing and coloured chocolate beans. This is how we did it:
I’m not going to go into the details of how to make a sponge cake as this review is more about the decoration. It is quite simple to make or if you prefer other cake ideas, click here. Firstly, brush the cake with boiled apricot glaze/jam to ensure the marzipan doesn’t slip. It was easy to roll flat with the roller. Place it on the cake and trim off the excess using a sharp knife. The colour of this marzipan does not look very attractive but it tastes gorgeous! The almond taste is very rich and has a really nice aroma.
Next, I used the green coloured icing to create the leaves and decorate the pattern by using a knife. Again, this was easy to roll flat with the roller and is very malleable. If it becomes too sticky just dust with icing sugar.
I did a cake decoration course a year ago and had learnt piping. I don’t think I can ever be a cake designer! I need more practise. I love how the Green Designer Icing is so simple and cost effective it is to use. It saves me money from getting the equipment to do pipping. It comes with three different nozzles: flat ribbon, ribbed effect and thin line. Mr K needed to squeeze really hard to get the icing out initially. It is very easy to use by little hands and won’t get messy.
These are the leftovers and my children did a bit of modelling using the marzipan, icing and coloured chocolate beans. They managed to eat all the chocolate beans before they were placed on the icing/marzipan! These are their creations:
Disclosure: We were given the products to do this honest review.