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The Flintstones Cake

This was made for my husband, he loves The Flintstones. All models were made by me using Renshaw modelling paste, fondant and marzipan.

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Time to make

Skill Level

Intermediate

Serves

20 people

Baking ingredients

  • 800 g butter
  • 800 g caster sugar
  • 16 eggs
  • 600 g plain flour

Decorating ingredients

  • 500 g Renshaw White Flower and Modelling Paste
  • Various colours of Renshaw Ready to Roll Icing
  • 2 kg Renshaw Marzipan

Instructions

Step 1

The Madeira cake ingredients bake for 1 hour 40 minutes.

Step 2

Once the cake is cooled, carve it into a rounded shape for the house, and give it a thin coating of buttercream.

Step 3

Knead the marzipan on a clean surface until smooth and pliable. Dust the work surface and rolling pin lightly with icing sugar and begin to roll out the marzipan, rotating frequently.

Step 4

Cut rough shapes from the marzipan and begin to layer these up from the bottom of the cake to the top, so that it looks like a built up stone house.

Step 5

Then begins the job of adding the models I've previously made. You can either use a 50/50 mix of flower paste and your chosen colours of icing, or you can add gel colours to your white flower paste to get the different colours you need.

Step 6

It's always a good idea to use pictures as a reference when you're modelling. You can create most shapes by starting with a smooth ball of icing first, and rolling into the shape you need from there. So you could roll into an oval or cone shape for a torso, and a sausage shape for legs and arms.

Step 7

You can add support to models with dried spaghetti. To support the weight of a head, gently twist the dried spaghetti into the top of the torso, then break off the excess, leaving enough spaghetti to place the head on top.