For my son’s birthday school cake he requested an eggless cake, as there is a fellow class mate who doesn’t eat eggs, so for the first time I tried to make a large eggless cake, enough to feed the whole class.
My little boy ( ok maybe not so little anymore) as he is now 11, wanted a Plants Vs Zombies cake. That’s when I scratched my head and thought ‘huh?! Plants vs what?’, after a little googling, I released this is a video game! I thought I was pretty good with all the technology stuff however I was so wrong!
School cake you saw me say, why yes a cake for school. I’ve done this since the kids started school, instead of the normal sweets taken into school they instead take in a cake or cupcakes into school and share with their fellow classmates and year group.
This will be the last year for my little lad, as next year he will be at secondary school and some how I can’t imagine he will take in a mummy made cake! This does make me very sad, as now it will just be the one cake. In earlier years I’ve made 3 cakes with one for school, one for the actual day and then the party cake! Those days are long gone and generally been 2 cakes, and then their will be just the one 🙁
The eggless cake worked wonders, as apparently the kids in the classed loved, and even had a few requests from the kids to see if I will make them cake 🙂
300g Caster Sugar
1 Tsp Vinegar
1 Tsp Vanilla
300g Self Raising Flour
1 Tsp Baking Soda
2 Tsp Baking Powder
100g Chocolate Spread
1 Tsp Vanilla
2 Tbsp Milk
600g Icing Sugar
Add margarine and sugar to a mixing bowl
Cream together on medium speed.
Add milk, vinegar, vanilla, self-raising flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder.
Mix on medium speed until no visible lumps of flour.
Grease and line a square tin and pour in the batter, bake at 170c for about 40-45 minutes, check with a knife or cake taster by poking in and ensuring it comes out clean.
Add margarine and chocolate spread to a mixing bowl and cream together.
Add vanilla, milk and cocoa to the frosting and mix well.
Add icing sugar and mix until light and fluffy.
Once the cake is cooled, slice in middle and then spread a layer of frosting in the middle, then start to cover the cake with frosting.
Cover the entire cake with frosting.
Cover with fondant icing and smooth out.
Colour and create the zombie theme figures using fondant.
Start small and it is easier than it looks.