How To Make a Batman Birthday Cake

Enlight2When I asked my nephew what sort of cake he wanted for his 3rd birthday he told me wanted a Batman Cake. How on earth was I going to make a Batman Cake? After thinking and searching images on Google I came up with a design and I thought I would share it with all of you!

Here is how I did it:

  1. Bake 2 cakes – I used this Gluten Free Butter Cake recipe and added yellow food colouring gel to the mixture.
  2. Make up a small amount of icing and spread on the top of one cake and join the 2 cakes together.
  3. Using ready to roll fondant icing, add some blue food colouring gel and knead until the colour is even, adding extra food colouring as required.
  4. Roll out the food colouring into a circle large enough to cover the top and sides of the cake.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 with black and yellow food colouring gels to make buildings and a Batman logo.
  6. Decorate with some Batman Lego Duplo.

My nephew was very impressed with his Batman Cake.

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I think it turned out quite well for my first time working with fondant icing. What do you think?

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Gluten Free Individual White Chocolate Cheesecakes

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Ingredients

Method

  1. Place biscuits into a zip lock bag and lightly crush with a rolling pin. Place biscuit pieces into serving glass, reserving some for decoration.
  2. In an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar and lemon rind until the mixture reaches a smooth consistency.
  3. Add the dissolved gelatine and fold in the whipped cream and melted chocolate.
  4. Distribute evenly in each glass. Decorate with reserved crushed biscuits.

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Gluten Free Custard Cake

enlight1Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups gluten free self raising flour
  • 250gm butter at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 cups caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup custard powder
  • 1 cup milk

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160’C and line a square baking tin.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bench mixer and mix on medium speed until cake batter is combined.
  3. Pour cake batter into prepared tin and bake for approximately 1 hour or until cooked through.
  4. Decorate with lemon icing and sprinkle with coconut.

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Gluten Free Lemon & Lime Slice

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Ingredients

Base

  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1 1/2 cups Gluten Free plain flour
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut

Citrus Curd

  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, chopped
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 4 teaspoons lime rind
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour

Topping

  • 2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, whisked

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180’C. Grease and line a 20x30cm slice tin.
  2. Prepare the curd by placing all curd ingredients into a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly for 5 minutes until mixture comes to the boil and thickens. Set aside to cool.
  3. Prepare the base by creaming the sugar and butter in an electric mixture. Add the egg and combine. Gradually add the flour and coconut while continuing to mix at a low speed. Press the base mixture into the base of the pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Prepare the topping by placing all topping ingredients into a bowl, stirring well to combine.
  5. Spread the cooled curd onto the top of the base and then spread the topping over the curd, ensuring you press it down well.
  6. Bake for a further 20 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Allow to cool and serve.

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My Aunty’s Sweet Potato & Walnut Salad

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Ingredients

  • 500gm sweet potato, cubed
  • 300gm pumpkin, cubed
  • 1oogm celery, thinly sliced
  • handful walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (preferably My Aunty’s Homemade Mayonnaise)
  • cooking oil

Method

  1. Place sweet potato and pumpkin in a microwave safe bowl and cover with water. Microwave for 12 minutes or until tender. Allow to cool and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine sweet potato, pumpkin, celery and mayonnaise. Refrigerate for 1 – 2 hours.
  3. Add walnuts prior to serving.

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