Beginner’s Bowling Cake
A simple moist sponge for beginners with a bowling theme fondant top! It was my son’s birthday cake.
Uploaded by Jamie Edwards
Time to make
- 24 oz Self raising flour
- 24 oz Caster sugar
- 24 oz Butter
- 8 Eggs
- 6 tbsp Milk
- 2 tsp Vanilla essence
- 4 tbsp Icing sugar
- 3 tbsp Butter
- 1 kg White ready to roll fondant icing
- 15 g Chocolate Flavour Ready to Roll Fondant Icing View Product
- 50 g Carnation Red Flower and Modelling Paste
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Grease two 12" rectangular cake tins and pre-heat oven at 180. Grab a helper if you have one. Cream butter and sugar together then add all the other ingredients and whisk for 2 minutes. Pour the mixture evenly into the two tins pushing the mixture to the edges and leaving a slight dip in the centre to ensure an even rise. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
While the cakes are cooking prepare the decorations. Use the red fondant to make a bowling ball and push 3 small holes in. Use the white fondant to make 10 bowling pins and cut a small red stripe to wrap around each one and the leftover to create a banner for any message you choose ( I chose Happy Birthday for my son!) Use the brown to roll a sausage shape for the edge of the lane.
Remove cakes from the oven and leave them to cool, when cakes are almost cool mix up some butter icing and cover the cake in a layer. Now roll out the white fondant and lay it gently over the entire cake, smooth out and cut to size.
Place the decorations on top where you like them and use a knife to create lines down the bowling lane. I placed some ribbon round the sides, it looked nice and covered one bit in particular where the white fondant had ripped a little beyond repair! Candle, sing song and enjoy!