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Frill Cake Recipe

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Baking ingredients

  • Pre-baked and filled 6in and 8in cakes.

Decorating ingredients

  • 3.5 kg Renshaw White Ready to Roll Icing
  • 250 g Renshaw Flower and Modelling Paste
  • 250 g Renshaw Poppy Red Ready to Roll Icing
  • 400 g Renshaw White Royal Icing Pot


Decorating Instructions:

Step 1

Knead 3.5kg Renshaw White Ready to Roll Icing until pliable before rolling out. Lightly dust your work surface with icing sugar and roll out the icing to the desired thickness.

Step 2

Place the larger 8in sponge cake on a 12in round drum and lift the white icing over the cake, smoothing down the sides and over the drum with the palm of your hand. Trim excess icing from the edge of the drum. To give a sheen to the surface, smooth with the palm of your hand.

Step 3

Repeat the process to cover the 6in cake.

Step 4

Evenly space and insert four long pieces of plastic cake dowelling into the centre of the larger 8in cake, ensuring that the smaller 6in sponge cake will cover the dowels when placed on top. Trim the dowels to the same height as the larger 8in cake using wire cutters or strong scissors.

Step 5

Gently stack the smaller 6in white icing covered cake on top of the larger 8in iced cake, securing in position with royal icing.

Step 6

To make the frills, knead together 125g Renshaw Flower and Modelling Paste with 125g of the remaining white icing until thoroughly mixed.

Step 7

Roll out the mixed icing until it is almost paper thin, and cut a strip 1in deep that is long enough to go round the circumference of the cake.

Step 8

Use a cocktail stick or modelling tool to roll one edge of the strip thinner, lifting up the icing in waves along the strip using the edge of your cocktail stick or tool to create the frills.

Step 9

Starting at the top of the larger 8in cake wet around the top edge with cooled boiled water.

Step 10

Gently fold the frill into your hand and unfold onto the cake with the frill facing up and the smooth edge stuck to the cake.

Step 11

Repeat the process all the way to the bottom of the cake, and repeat on the 6in cake.

Step 12

Place a piece of ribbon or beads at the bottom of each cake.

Step 13

Knead and roll out 250g Renshaw Poppy Red Ready to Roll Icing.

Step 14

Using a medium sized blossom cutter, cut out blossoms from the red icing. Place them onto an artist pallet or an egg carton to set.

Step 15

Stick the flowers randomly down one side of the cake with royal icing.