Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Mini Mummy Cakes
Okay, this post makes it blatantly obvious that I am not a whizzy expert at either cake decorating or photographing food. It is the time of year when I start thinking about what I'm doing for Halloween, and these mini mummy cakes are an idea I have been meaning to try out for a while. In the end I decorated them in literally ten minutes before doing the school run (and that included taking photos), so the finesse is non-existent. But hey, you get the idea (and I've never professed to be a professional blogger who spends hours perfectly crafting their posts). :)
Here is a quick step by step illustration of how I did them.
I started off by baking some mini Victoria sponge cakes (recipe here). I filled them with buttercream and jam.
I then coated the outside of the sponge cake with buttercream and covered it with white fondant icing - you don't have to do this too neatly, as you will be covering most of it up in a minute. I added a black rectangle and some fondant eyes, using slightly warmed apricot jam as a glue.
Roll out some white fondant thinly, and cut it into strips to create bandages. Strategically place the "bandages" over your cake.
And that is it! They are very easy to create, and you could get your kids involved with "bandaging" their own mummy cake.
What are you making for Halloween?