Flower giant cup cake.
16oz self raising flour
16oz caster sugar
Set oven on gas 3. Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, until well mixed then put on high speed for about 5 minutes.
Grease the giant cup cake mold well with butter and share out the cake mixture amongst the two halves making sure you place the mold on a baking tray. Place in the oven on the shelf just below the center of the oven and bake for about 1hr 40min, turn in the oven and bake for another 15 min. or until cooked. Place a skewer in the center and if it comes out clean it’s cooked.
Leave in the mold for about 5-10 mins. then turn out on a cooling tray. Meanwhile while the cake is cooling make some flowers with different colored icing and set these aside to dry out. The icing for the bottom was colored in a light brown.
When the cake is cold, cut the ends off the two parts of the cup cake so later they can be sandwiched together. Cover the base of the cake in butter cream and place in the fridge to chill. When chilled cover with the light brown icing making sure there’s enough to cover the cake board. I then (using a flower cutter) slightly pressed a flower pattern all around the edge of the cake board. I then spread some jam on the base of the top half of the cake and sandwich together. Then I colored some butter cream icing in pink, and piped swirls all over the top half of the cake.
When the flowers were dry I arranged them on the cake. I then cut out a 1 and a 3 and attached these to the cake. I also attached a ribbon. Finally I twisted some florist wires around a pen to make spirals on the wires and attached some letters spelling out a name these were made with flowers paste and laid flat until hardened. I then taped them together and placed in a plastic posy holder and pushed into the cake and arranged them.
Finally I arranged a pattern of cut out flower shapes around the base of the cake.