‘The Bill’ Police Hat Cake
This cake was a hit with guests
Recipe by Beryl Hill
Uploaded by beryl hill
Time to make
- 8 oz caster sugar
- 8 oz margarine
- 8 oz all purpose flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 500 g Renshaw White Ready to Roll Icing (if colouring yourself)
- 1 tbsp Black food colouring
- 500 g Renshaw Jet Black Ready to Roll Icing (if you want ready-coloured icing)
- 4 oz icing sugar
- 2 oz butter
Mix your cake mixture and bake. Once cool, cut cake in half, fill with buttercream, layer the two halves together and spread with a thin layer of more buttercream.
Knead the black food colouring in 3/4 of the fondant until smooth and pliable. Roll it out on a lightly dusted surface and lift over the cake. If you’re using ready-made black icing, knead and roll as usual.
Make sure you leave extra icing around the base of the cake for the rim, and turn the edges upwards.
Roll out the remaining black icing and cut out squares ready to place around the base of the hat later. Set these to one side.
Clean your work surface and hands before using the white icing to prevent any colour mixing with it.
Roll out a strip of white icing and place around the bottom of the hat, then add the black squares for a checkers look. Finish with a toy badge at the front, or a fondant one if you have time.