Bake a bug cake

By Drum Digital
10 June 2014

Do you want to bake your child’s birthday cake, but you’ve never done so before and you’re not sure whether you’re up to the hassle? This easy-peasy bug cake recipe doesn’t require a lot of money, time or effort and will make you look like a pro!

You’ll need (cake):

  • 375 ml (1½ c) caster sugar
  • 375 g Stork Bake
  • 7 eggs
  • 750 ml (3 c) self-raising flour, sifted
  • 15 ml (1 T) baking powder
  • 2 ml (½ t) salt
  • 60 ml (¼ c) milk
  • 10 ml (2 t) vanilla essence

You’ll need (icing):

  • 125 g Stork Spread, softened
  • 750 ml (3 c) icing sugar, sifted
  • 15-30 ml (1-2 T) water, milk
  • or lemon juice
  • food colouring of your choice brightly coloured sweets and pipe cleaners to decorate

Do this (cake):

Preheat the oven to 180 °C and grease two round 22 cm cake tins. Line with greaseproof paper and grease again. Put all the ingredients, in the order they’re listed, in a large mixing bowl. Beat for about 3 minutes until you have a smooth batter. Spoon into the prepared tins and smooth the tops. Bake for 30-40 minutes until done (a skewer inserted in the middle should come out clean). Cool in the tins for 10 minutes then turn out on a wire rack to cool completely.

Do this (icing):

Beat the Stork Spread until fluffy and add the icing sugar. Beat well until mixed, adding a little liquid until the icing is spreadable. Put one cake on a plate. Colour some of the icing a bright shade and cover the cake or pipe stripes in alternating colours. Cut the other cake in half and cover with a different colour icing. Arrange the halves on the first cake to make the bug’s wings. Decorate the wings with sweets and use bright sweets for the eyes and mouth. Use pipe cleaners as feelers.

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