After last week’s disaster baking session I was a bit put off. But then I had an idea. An extendable idea. An idea with wings.
So this is my first attempt and it went ok. I wanted to see if the idea was viable and now I have, I know I can’t wait to work on some more ideas. I do apologise that for some of this there isn’t visual instructions. Mr Lay the table and I had made a video but we’ve just been so busy and with it taking forever to render out 1080p we haven’t had the time to finish it. We hope to show it to you at a later date.
- A 3 egg sponge cake mixture
- One pack roll out icing
- Buttercream for the roof
- Food colourings for painting
- A brush for painting food colouring on (please make sure it’s sterile)
Make your sponge cake. I made mine in a rectangular tin 30cm x 22cm. Once it was cooled I sliced it into thirds lengthways and cut each part into two. Using slightly warmed apricot jam, I sandwiched each layer together to make a big tower. Then I wrapped the cake lightly in cling film and put it in the freezer for an hour and a half.
Once it’s out, unwrap it. Using a bread knife, fashion the top two layers into an apex to give it a roof.
Roll out the roll out icing and make sure it’s large enough to wrap around the house, excluding the roof. Spread apricot jam onto the icing (I found this easier than trying to put it on the cake) and wrap around the cake. Let it overlap a little and press gently to make it all stick. Trim excess.
Using a kebab stick, make imprints into the “front” of the house to create a door. I made a wooden door effect using multiple vertical impressions.
I used liquid food colouring for the door and painted it on with my paintbrush. You could use gel food colouring for a stronger effect, or water it down a little.
Next make the windows using the kebab stick. I made dots this time to create the outlines. Then I filled the dotted line in with brown gel food colouring with my sugarcraft tool but it’s just as easy using the kebab stick. Top up the food colouring on the stick little and often otherwise you’ll end up with big blotches on the icing.
Now it’s time for the roof! Using a petal tool and starting with the slanted sides, I created rows of roof tiles. Then I did the same on the front and back of the roof.
Et voila! A completed house…Stayed tuned for more developed house cake ideas soon!