Nerf Cake

NERF Cake

Baking season has started! Yay! Starting with an easy Nerf Cake
My son turns 9, and so I decided a make him a cake of the toys he has been playing with most – NERF guns! I’m not a fan of guns ( any type of guns) however he has been bought some over the past few years and loves them! So what better?!
I used a basic vanilla sponge cake recipe and basic chocolate recipe for the cake. I will do a blog post on the basic recipe, but here it is.

Nerf Cake

Fondant is a little scary to work with if you have never used it before, but actually if you relax and enjoy playing with it you actually get a better looking cake. Yellow seemed to be the colour of the day. Just start slowly, by covering the cake first, then building the rest!

Nerf Cake

Colour some black icing for the dart board background and NERF signage, google Nerf pictures to get a brief idea and then just go with your gut! I love baking for the kids, as I feel that there is very little pressure on the cake as I don’t ask them what they want, instead surprise them!

Nerf Cake

Start putting the decor together slowly, put in place before using edible glue to glue into place. If you don’t have glue, you can use a little water but not too much. I used play dough Alphabet and number cutters.

Nerf Cake

Colour some orange and roll into a sausage, and cut into equal size pieces for the darts, then finish with some black fondant semi-circle balls.

Nerf Cake

Keep adding all the finally touches

Nerf Cake

And here you have a few hours later – the finished product! Baked and decorated before school pickup!

Nerf Cake

Happy an amazing birthday my awesome little boy! xx

Nerf Cake

Nerf Cake
Author: Tejal
Easy Nerf boys birthday cake
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Decorating 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cake
Servings 1 Cake

Ingredients
  

Vanilla Cake

  • 4 Eggs
  • 8 oz Self Raising Flour
  • 8 oz Caster Sugar
  • 8 oz Margarine
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Chocolate Cake

  • 4 Eggs
  • 7 oz Self Raising Flour
  • 8 oz Caster Sugar
  • 8 oz Margarine
  • 2 oz Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Buttercream Icing

  • 100 g Butter
  • 500 g Icing Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp Milk

Other

  • 4 Tbsp Strawberry Jam
  • 2 Kg Fondant Icing
  • 1 Icing Sugar
  • Various Food Colouring

Instructions
 

  • The cake is an all in one recipe, put all the ingredients in for the vanilla cake and mix for 2 mins on medium high.
    Nerf Cake
  • Pour the mixing into a cake tin, i used a 9inx8in adjustable tin, lined with baking paper.
    Nerf Cake
  • Bake in the oven at 170c for roughly 35-40mins or until it springs back or check with a cake tester, and then allow to cool.
    Nerf Cake
  • Mix the chocolate cake ingredients, re-grease and line for the chocolate cake and baked at 170c for 35-40mins.
    Nerf Cake
  • Mix together the butter cream icing/frosting in a mixture until light and fluffy.
  • Once cooled, spread buttercream and jam and sandwich together.
    Nerf Cake
  • Dirty ice the cake (Dirty ice means to cover the cake roughly with the buttercream to ensure the fondant icing sticks).
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  • Colour fondant icing, roll and cover the cake
    Nerf Cake
  • Add all the final decorations - and its ready!
    Nerf Cake
Keyword Birthday Cake, Cake, nerf cake
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