My little girl and I were captivated by the Gruffalo book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. So when she asked for a homemade Gruffalo cake for her birthday, I had to give it a go.
I got the template for the cake from www.gruffalo.com, but actually decided to use the paper mask as a template and blow it up so that it printed out onto A4 paper, I needed a very large cake because my daughter has invited her whole class and more to her party. This cake will easily be big enough for 35-40 children.
For this cake you will need:
12oz margarine or butter 12oz sugar 6 eggs 16oz self raising flour 2 tubs of Betty Crocker chocolate icing 1 packet of coloured fondant icing.
My tip for icing the cake with the Betty Crocker icing is to crumb cover the cake first and then place the cake in the freezer for an hour, after which time you can take the homemade gruffalo cake out and smooth over the remaining tub of icing.
I was asked by the manager at my son's nursery to make a Homemade Gruffalo Cake for them to raffle off for comic relief. I'd never made anything that complicated before but said id give it a go.
I made 3 plain 8 inch round cakes and piled them up, tinted some buttercream green for the grass and coated it. I made the figures out of fondant icing (the gruffalo is chocolate fondant) and stuck them on, the tree is made using a couple of Twix coated in chocolate fudge icing.
I was pleasantly surprised by the finished product and all the girls at nursery were too!!