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Icing a sponge birthday cake

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Mallowmarshmallow Wed 28-Dec-16 09:36:01

Hello all,

I'd like to make a Victoria sponge type cake for my daughter's first birthday but would also like to ice it with roll out icing.

Without using marzipan, how would I ice it properly? Would I need a layer of buttercream over the cake?

Which leads onto my next question of a good buttercream recipe please.

Many thanks for any advice.

PurpleBirch Wed 28-Dec-16 09:37:24

You need some apricot jam that is warmed and cooled. Brush it over the cake and the icing will stick.

MouseLove Wed 28-Dec-16 10:14:06

Yes you need to crumb coat and buttercream cover your cake. I would suggest that you look at youtube and follow each step perfectly or you'll end up with a mess. "How to cake it" is a good YouTube channel & would be a great start.

Here's my buttercream recipe.

250g butter
500g icing sugar sifted
1 tsp vanilla extract.

And a vanilla sponge recipe. Split mixture over two 8" tins.

4 medium or large eggs
240g self raising flour
240g butter
240g caster sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract

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