Bonfire Night Cake

We're looking forward to Bonfire Night (5th November) & thought this year we'd create a bonfire cake to share at our family firework party.


It's a simple cake to create & great to make with children of all ages.

Ingredients:
Large chocolate Swiss roll
Breadsticks (or chocolate wafer sticks)
Chocolate finger biscuits (or chocolate Matchmakers, Mikado, or chocolate cookie sticks)
Red, yellow icing
For chocolate butter icing: 16oz icing sugar, 4 tbsp cocoa powder, 8oz soft unsalted butter, 2 tbsp milk, a few drops of vanilla extract

Method:
1. Cut the Swiss roll into rounds & arrange in a pyramid shape
2. To make the butter icing, sieve the icing sugar & cocoa powder into a large bowl, then add the butter, milk & vanilla extract. Mix until smooth (we used a hand whisk for this).
3. Now for the really messy part! Cover your Swiss roll pyramid with the butter icing using a spatula, or large spoon. To add a little more height to your cake use butter icing to create a point at the top.
4. To build your bonfire add the breadsticks & chocolate fingers to the cake. Any broken biscuits or breadsticks can be used to decorate the base.
5. Mould the ready made icing into flame shapes, & use to decorate the sticks at the top of the cake. We mixed red & yellow icing to create the orange flames.


To finish off your cake add a couple of indoor sparklers to the top, or a sparkler candle.


A tasty bonfire bake to set any firework party off with a bang!



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