Friday, 17 April 2015

Fat Friday #38 Funfetti Cake

I wasn't really sure what a funfetti cake was, until google helped out. Its a cute confetti style cake, its super colourful and bright and makes an excellent cake. Rob asked me to whip one up for his architect studio for the end of term meeting. My suggestion is to use the large confetti dots as they won't bleed into the cake batter. Decorate with lots more confetti dots for the full rainbow effect.
Cake Ingredients (Recipe adapted from Saved by Cake by Marian Keyes) :
  • 8 eggs
  • 400g sugar
  • 400g unsalted butter
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 600g self raising flour
  • A small amount of jam (we used blackberry jam to cut across the sweetness of the buttercream)
Equipment:
  • 8cm Cake tins x 3
  • Wire rack
  • Bowl
  • Wooden spoon/ Handheld whisk
  • Sieve
  • Turntable
  • Serrated knife
  • Cake board
  • Cranked pallet knife
Buttercream:
1.Butter and line three 8cm tins. Pre-heat the oven to 190c/375f/Gas Mark 5.
2.Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, one by one, beating between each addition. The mix may curdle a little but add a tablespoon of flour if this happens.
3.Stir in the vanilla extract and sieve in the flour and fold through. Add the confetti and fold again.
4.Divide the mix between the 3 tins and bake for 20 minutes or until golden and well risen.
5. Place the cakes on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the tin to cool completely.
6. In theory, you should have some amazing crazy colour bits in your cake!
To assemble:
1. Level all the cakes off with a knife and mentally work out which cake you would like to assemble.
2. Place a little buttercream on a cake board and place the bottom tier of the cake on top of the buttercream to hold in place.
3. Spread a little jam on the top of the bottom tier and follow with the buttercream.
4. Place the next cake layer on top and repeat the last step.
5. Place the last layer on top and make sure its stacked straight.
6. Crumb coat the whole cake with the vanilla buttercream and place in the fridge for 15 minutes.
7. Using the turntable, coat the whole cake in a layer of buttercream. Then carefully sprinkle the confetti halfway up the cake or decorate like a crazy rainbow!
Have an excellent weekend!!!

 

Bake On! Penny x
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