22 April 2011

Cheese and Mouse Cake

I just love baking. I love the whole idea of creating something delicious and homemade, I love the wonderful smell of freshly baked goods that lingers in the air, but most of all I love decorating! I sometimes bake just to decorate! This was one of those times, there was no real occassion apart from celebrating life!
This is what I came up with.....

My Cheese and Mouse Cake






CHEESE AND MOUSE CAKE

Vanilla Cake

2 1/2 cups (625ml) Self Raising Flour
2 cups (500ml) Sugar
4 large Eggs
1 cup (250ml) Milk
1/4 cup (65ml) Vegetable Oil
1 tsp (5ml) Vanilla Essence

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius.
Mix the eggs and sugar together till thick.
Add the flour, milk, oil and vanilla
Beat till smooth and creamy

Bake for 30-40 mins. It is done when a test pin comes out clean.

LET THE CAKE COOL COMPLETELY

Decorate

300ml light yellow butter icing

Fondant - I made my own fondant, but you can also use the bought ones
2 balls (size of my fists) light yellow
1/2 ball dark yellow.
1 ball grey
small piece pink
small piece black
small piece white

I will post a recipe for easy fondant and butter icing soon!

When the cake is completely cool, cut a slice out of the cake then ice the cake with the butter icing.
Roll out the light yellow fondant to 1/2 cm thick and cover the whole cake with the fondant.
Cut circles out of the dark yellow fondant and place all over the cake - to create holes. You can use an edible glue to stick the circles to the cake, but a little water works just as well.
Make some mice out of the grey fondant, add pink to the ears and some black for the nose, eyes, tails and whiskers. Use the white for teeth and eyes.



Fondant Mouse
Baby Fondant Mouse

















I used a bit of icing sugar on the light yellow fondant which I covered the cake with to make the cheese look a bit "old and mouldy" - I think this gives it a bit more authentic look - but you can leave it out and make it a bright shiny new cheese!















Have fun baking and creating!



Cheese and Mouse Cake - with fondant




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