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Big french fancy cake?

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msrisotto Tue 04-Aug-09 21:43:52

Like the Mr.Kipling one.

My sister turns 30 in October and i can either make a posh cake or buy one.
We've been fighting over the chocolate french fancies since we were little and i'd love to make a big one, any help out there?

I guess i'd make a couple of square sponges, find some fancy fondant icing for the outside, but how to do the creamy bit at the top and ice that??

Is it expensive to get one made for you just in case?


Bumperslucious Tue 04-Aug-09 21:52:42

Personally I think French Fancies are yuk, but you really need to check out this site.

differentID Tue 04-Aug-09 21:56:15

Tesco do a pink one for about £6.50.

dizzydixies Tue 04-Aug-09 21:56:39

bumperlucious I was just about to link the very same thing grin

msrisotto - you need to speak to ComeOveneer - she's the cake expert on MN

msrisotto Tue 04-Aug-09 22:02:23

I know supermarkets do them in pink and yellow but hey, i fancy the challenge!

Thanks for the link and you're WRONG about the fancies shock wink

Feelingforty Tue 04-Aug-09 22:07:06

ooh I love them but don't buy mr kipling as a protest to them using factory farmed eggs.

M&S do a good copy thank goodness.

Sounds like a great present!

GoldenSnitch Tue 04-Aug-09 22:11:11

The big Mr Kipling ones also taste nothing like the little ones. I had one for my birthday. Teeny ones are lovely but the big ones are Yuk I'm afraid and they don't do Chocolate.
Good luck with making one. We need pics when you're done

msrisotto Wed 05-Aug-09 08:14:52

Goldensnitch - that's what i'd heard and they don't do chocolate so i'll def give it a go. I got all carried away last night and thought i could use my loaf tin to make them and do a shoebox full of oversized french fancies but i think that would in reality, be a nightmare to make!

Will report back with photos smile

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