Real animals party! There is a lot to do on the farm, especially if you can make it yourself. Different animals such as the cow, sheep and pig come to life when making this cake.
What you need to make your farm cake:
- 800 g FunCakes Mix for Sponge Cake Deluxe
- 400 g FunCakes Mix for Buttercream
- 1 kilo FunCakes Fondant Bright White
- 500 g FunCakes Fondant Pretty Pink
- 150 g FunCakes Fondant Maroon Brown
- 250 g FunCakes Fondant Raven Black
- 250 g FunCakes Fondant Elegant Ivory
- 300 g FunCakes Fondant Spring Green
- FunCakes Fondant Fire Red
- FunCakes Fondant Hot Pink
- FunCakes Fondant Mellow Yellow
- FunCakes Edible FunColours Brush Food Pen - Black
- FunCakes Flavoring -Bubble Gum
- FunCakes Flavoring -Vanilla
- FunCakes Flavoring -Banana
- FunCakes Edible glue
- Wilton Piping Gel
- 500 g of unsalted butter
- 480 ml of water
- 12 eggs (approx. 600 g)
- FunCakes Magic Roll-Out Powder
- FunCakes Cake Drum Ø25 cm
- FunCakes Cake Card silver / gold Ø20 cm
- FunCakes Bake Release Spray
- Wilton Bamboo Dowel Rods
- Wilton Comfort Grip Spatula
- Wilton Perfect Height Rolling Pin
- Wilton Wide Glide Rolling Pin
- Wilton Cake Saw
- Wilton Cake Grid
- Wilton Tassels
- PME Extra deep baking pan, Ø25 cm x 10 cm
- PME Extra deep baking pan, Ø20 cm x 10 cm
- PME Extra deep baking pan, Ø15 cm x 10 cm
- PME Balltool
- PME Medium Lily Plunger
- PME Large Lily Plunger
- PME Leaf cutters
- PME Cutting Wheel
- JEM Smoothers
- FMM Knife / scriber tool
- Round cutters of 2, 1 ½ and 1 cm
Preheat the oven to 180°C (convection oven 160° C).
Prepare 400 g of FunCakes Mix for Buttercream as indicated on the package.
Prepare 400 g of FunCakes Mix for Sponge Cake Deluxe as indicated on the package. Spray the largest baking pan with baking spray, fill it with half of the batter and bake for 40-45 minutes. Let the sponge cake cool on a cooling grid after baking.
Prepare another 400 g FunCakes Mix for Sponge Cake Deluxe and fill the other two greased baking tins with it. Bake these sponge cakes for 30-35 minutes and allow to cool again on a cooling grid.
Divide the buttercream into three portions and flavour with the banana, vanilla and bubble gum flavoring. Cut all three sponge cakes in half twice and fill each sponge cake with one of the flavored buttercreams. Cover all three with the vanilla buttercream. Put the cakes in the fridge for an hour to allow the buttercream to stiffen. In the meantime, cut the silver-gold cardboard to size (15 cm).
Knead the white fondant well, roll it out on a with Magic Roll-Out Powder covered work surface and cover the 15 and 25 cm cakes. Use the smoothers to finish the sides tight.
Roll out a piece of black fondant, cut out cow spots with the cutting wheel and stick them on the largest cake. Roll out a piece of pink fondant and cut a cow’s snout out of it, stick it on the cake and gently push the ball tool in to create nostrils. Using a medium-sized leaf cutter, cut out two molds, this will be the inside of the ears. Roll out a piece of white fondant and cut two large leaves with it, stick the pink medium leaves in it and attach them to the cake. Make hairs from a small piece of black fondant.
For the eyes you use white and black fondant, just like for the eyelashes. Stick this against the cake too. Roll out a piece of red fondant, cut an oblong piece of it, put some glue in the middle, fold the outer edges towards the middle and gently squeeze with your fingers. Then wrap a small strip of red fondant across the bow and attach the bow above the hair. Finally, make a label for the ear, write a number here with the black marker. Put the cake in the fridge.
Roll out the ivory colored fondant thinly, cut out an oval with the cutting wheel and stick it on the white 15 cm cake, this will be the face. Make a mouth with the cutting wheel and nostrils with the ball tool. Also cut out the large lily twice. Roll out a piece of pink fondant thinly and cut out the medium lily twice, stick it against the large lilies. Stick the ears diagonally on top of the head. Make a tongue out of pink fondant as well.
Make the eyes and lashes from a piece of white, green and black fondant and the round cutters. Make a bow from the Hot Pink fondant as you did with the red fondant. Make the curls of the sheep by rolling a string of ivory fondant and bending it. Make sure they have dried slightly before sticking them on the cake. Put this cake in the fridge until further use.
Finally, you get to work with the pig. Knead the pink fondant well, roll it out and cover the 20 cm cake with it. Take the medium leaf cutter again to make the pink that you have over the ears. Make the nose of the same pink fondant, push in nostrils again with the ball tool. Use the last bit of pink fondant to make a curly tail. Stick this on the cake. For the inside of the ears you use the small leaf cutter and a piece of ivory fondant. Now roll out the brown fondant, make mud stains with the cutting wheel and stick this on the cake. Finally you make eyes and eyebrows from black fondant.
Coat the drum with piping gel and cover with the green fondant. Stack the cakes on top of each other. If necessary, use some piping gel between the layers to prevent them from sliding. Put the cake in the fridge until further use.