I bought two of Lakeland's individual hemisphere bake tins and I decided to make edible baubles..
However since I only bought two, it had to become one bauble rather than baubles!
I used the same recipe for this as for the princess cake, it's a light cake and quick to mix up.
Preheat the oven to 150c (mine is a fan oven, so I would say 170c for non- fan)
1 dl caster sugar
0.5 dl plain flour
0.5 dl potatoe flour
1 tsp baking powder
red food colouring (optional, I used a combination of Wilton's red red and Christmas red)
150g ready to roll icing
Whisk the eggs and sugar until it goes pale yellow, mix in the flours and baking powder.
Add the colouring to your liking, I aimed for a deep red.
Make sure your moulds are greased and pour in the batter almost half way, it will rise quite a bit.
Bake for 15 minutes but check with a toothpick before removing them from the oven.
Once the half spheres have cooled, cut holes into the centres and add the chosen filling. I used a small handful of blueberries and about 50ml of whipped cream. Before creating the sphere with the halves, I brushed them with warmed up apricot glaze in order for the rolled icing to stick to the cake.
I rolled out the icing really thinlyand wrapped around each half. I then cut around each sphere, making ensure they were fully covered. Pretty much like you would do with a cake. Once covered, I gently put one on top of the other, creating a "bauble" or a ball and then wrapped it up with the ribbon.
I attempted this twice, I wasn't quite happy with the first one. I did not colour the mixture, as you can see on the picture below, when I made it the first time.
My first edible bauble!!
Second attempt is the below and I think it looks adorable. Due to the LARGE amount of food colouring, which went into this cute little cake, I decided that we should not eat it. Much to my boyfriend's disappointment!
But when it comes to baking and cakes, there is no reason why you can't start experimenting already. After all, practise makes perfect :0)
Hope you have a great rest of the week, bring on the weekend I say!