Sunday, 19 August 2012

Pretty Pink Birthday Cake Recipe

 Pretty Pink Birthday Cake Recipe. 
So this is the pink cake I made my sister for her birthday, she absolutely loved it, said it was the best cake ever since it was all pink. Here is a rather late recipe since I've only just got around to posting it but ah well here it goes. Enjoy.
4oz Self Raising Flour
4oz Caster Sugar
4oz Butter/Marge
2 Eggs
1tsp of Vanilla Essence
2tbsp of Pink Food Colouring
Butter Icing 
5oz Softened Butter
10oz Icing Sugar
1 tbsp Milk
2-3 tbsp Pink Food Colouring (or less depending on desired colour)
3 tbsp Pink Food Colouring
1-2 tbsp Water
Icing sugar (As much as you like depending on how thick you want it)
Some paper edible flowers and sprinkles for decoration.
(photos are just to give you an idea of what it should look like. I doubled the mix to make two cakes so thats why it looks like I have loads of mix.)

 First of all correctly weigh out all your ingredients and grease your cake tins and pre-heat your oven to 180 
First of all cream your butter and sugar together until it is light and fluffy, when checking its done check to see if there is an grains of sugar cause you'll be able to hear them, if so keep whisking until they've gone.

Add each of your eggs one at a time, whisking each one in separately.

Sieve the four in and mix well. 

 Add in a teaspoon of Vanilla essence or more to your taste 
 Add two tbsp of pink food colouring, don't add too much though or your cake will go goopey and stodgy. 
Fold the colouring in.
Pour the Cake mix into your well greased tin and pop it in your pre-heated oven for 20 minutes or until its going brown/cooked.

 Once your cake is out of the oven and is cooled start to make your filling of butter icing. 
Mix the icing sugar, butter, milk and food colouring together making sure all of the mixture is pink.

Cut the cake in half if you've used a large cake tin or if you've used two separate tins just spread the mix on the bottom half of the cake. Once this is done put the other half of the cake on top and make your icing, mix the desired amount of icing sugar with pink food colouring and water until it is the desired colour and thickness and cover the entire cake. Then decorate how you wish, I used pink and white sprinkles with some  Dr Oetker wafter daisies. 
This was the final outcome of my cake, my little sister loved it. Serve it up on a plate with a fork since the cream will go everywhere and enjoy!

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