Red Nose Day Cakes

Abbie made these for red nose day for a competition at St John ambulance cadets. I make my cakes from a recipe my mum gave me, weigh the eggs you are going to be using, my 4 eggs (in the shells) weighed 260g, then we weigh the same amount of sugar, flour and butter. This works for any amount of eggs in your recipe.

Ingredients:

4 Eggs

260g Caster Sugar

260g Self Raising Flour

260g Butter

Vanilla Essence

Milk

250g Icing Sugar

Food Colouring

Method:

Cream the sugar and butter until soft and fluffy Add one egg and a quarter of the flour and mix in, continue with the other 3 eggs and the rest of the flour. When it’s all mixed in add the vanilla essence to taste (I use around 1 teaspoon) and milk until the mixture will drop easily off the spoon.

Divide the mixture into cake cases, mine made 18 cakes. Cook at gas 4/350 F/180 C for around 15/20 minutes until lightly browned and the tops are ‘spongy’.

To decorate the cakes we made 3 colours of icing – see here – covered the cakes tops with circles cut from the red icing and then cut out the facial features from the red and black icing.

Red Nose Day Cakes

 

 

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