St. Patrick’s Day Cake

Possibly the coolest Paddy's Day Cake EVER!!!

st patricks day 4 leaf clover

What You'll Need

For Leprechaun Patternleprechaun cake ingredients

  • 1 large egg white
  • 40g icing sugar
  • 40g plain flour
  • 20g butter – melted
  • Food colouring – Green, orange, black, pink and white

For the Cake

  • 3 large eggs
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 85g plain flour
  • 3 kiwis- peeled and sliced
  • 250ml double cream – whipped
  • 1 tin of mandarin oranges -drained

Equipment

  • 2 x 18cm round cake tins with removable bases – greased
  • 2 x 18cm round discs of  baking paper
  • Electric mixer
  • Bowls
  • 5 small piping bags
  • Spoons
  • Sieve
  • Print out of Leprechaun pattern
  • Low tack tape

How to Do It

Leprechaun Pattern

  1. 1Print out the Leprechaun design on a piece of A4 paper. Put one circle of parchment over it and trace the template.
  2. 2Mix all the ingredients together for the pattern.

    Put a teaspoon of mixture in one bowl and colour it with a little white food colouring.

    Divide the remaining mixture between 4 bowls and add in few drops of green, orange, black and a tiny amount of pink food colouring into a different bowl.
  3. 3Fill each piping bag, trace around the outline with black and then follow the colours in the picture.
  4. 4Slide the baking paper onto the tin base and place into the cake ring. Put it into the freezer for 15 minutes.

For the Cake

  1. 1Put the eggs and caster sugar into a large mixing bowl.

    Whisk for about 5 minutes with an electrical mixer until very light and fluffy

    Sieve in the flour and very gently fold into the egg mixture.

Say Hi Mr Leprechaun

  1. 1Remove the Leprechaun cake pattern from the freezer.
    Divide the cake mixture between greased and lined two cake tins. Bake immediately @180oC for about 15 minutes.

Now For The Food Styling

  1. 1Lightly soak the sponge with the juices from the tinned mandarins.
    Put the kiwis over the sponge, then top with a layer of cream. Next arrange the mandarin oranges on top.
    Then place the leprechaun sponge on top.



Top Tips

  • Cover the Leprechaun pattern with a round 18cm disc of baking paper. To make it easier to trace, hold the paper in place by putting a few pieces of low tack tape around it.
  • When the cake is baked , allow to cool on a wire tray and then peel off the baking paper.
  • Make sure the cake is fully cool before decorating.
  • “Top of the morning to ya…..” you now have a perfect Leprechaun cake!

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