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.
260g Caster Sugar
260g Self Raising Flour
250g Icing Sugar
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.