Matty Birthday Cake

Wow its been over a month since I baked his cake! I set myself a challenge this year to start learning how to decorate cakes better- so hubbys birthday was the first to try some techniques….

He loves WWE/RAW and so I wanted to try a wrestling cake! (normally he has a choc cake with some sort of choc icing) but wanted to try royal icing and the buttercream coating with a square cake!

So I baked a normal sponge cake (gluten free) then once cooled I made up the butter cream and coated it all over then put it in the fridge for 2-3hours so it can set. Never done this before but it helps smooth the icing over it (and helps it to stick) and make it less bumpy.

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While it was in the fridge I painted some spaghetti in black and took some black fondant to make the corners of the net.

Once the coating was dry I covered it in royal icing – smoothing as I went along and cut off the skirt (rest I used for the writing)

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The tricky part was the net construction as the spaghetti kept breaking- then some icing sugar got onto the black background and wouldnt come off.

Then it still looked unfinished until I put ribbon around it (ran out of red)

Here was the finished cake:

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It went down well 😀

Learnt alot and hope to incorporate into the next big cake!

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