Not only do Zoe Clark’s cakes look amazing on the outside – we’ve now discovered that there’s a surprise waiting inside too! There are different ways to create patterns inside the sponge, and to find out how to make a leopard print cake, we turned to Simply Perfect Party Cakes For Kids by Zoe Clark…
‘Surprise inside’ cakes are a new craze and Zoe has included loads of ideas in her latest book. From checkerboard to camouflage, it seems that you can create a pattern to suit any occasion. To learn how to make a leopard print cake, follow these step-by-step instructions taken from Simply Perfect Party Cakes For Kids:
1. To create a ‘surprise inside’ leopard print cake, you’ll need a 200g (7oz) (each ingredient) mix of very light chocolate sponge (using a small sprinkle of cocoa powder) in a 15–20cm (6–8in) tin and a 250g (9oz) chocolate sponge mix in a 18–23cm (7–9in) tin.
2. Make tiny lumps with the broken-up pale sponge combined with 30–45ml (2–3 tbsp) of buttercream. Break up the dark sponge, add the buttercream and pack small pieces around the pale pieces of sponge.
3. Lightly push them into the tins filled with uncooked cake batter. They will sink a little, so you won’t need to press them in too deeply. Carefully spoon or spread a little leftover batter over the top and bake in the oven as usual.
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This ‘How To Make A Leopard Print Cake’ masterclass has been extracted from Simply Perfect Party Cakes For Kids by Zoe Clark.