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Treat the kids to this fun thong cake decorated with colourful jubes. This birthday cake comes with a free cake template in the notes section.
You'll need a 35cm round cake board
Ingredients (serves 20)
2 x 340g packets golden butter cake
120g butter, softened
11/2 cups milk
1 quantity butter cream icing (see related recipe)
green food colouring
2 strawberry-flavoured sour straps
2 yellow icing flowers
1/2 x 350g packet jubes, quartered
2 tablespoons candy butterflies (we used Dollar Sweets brand)
Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease and line a 6cm-deep, 23cm (base) square cake pan with baking paper. Make packet cakes following packet directions. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Stand for 15 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
Using a large serrated knife, level cake top. Place cake, cut-side down, on board. Place pattern over cake (see box above right). Using a small sharp knife, cut around pattern, discarding excess cake.
Make butter cream icing Tint green with food colouring. Spread over both cakes.
Decorate with butterflies and jubes. Halve sour straps lengthways. Twist to form flip-flop straps. Position on cakes. Place flowers in centre of straps. Serve.
Super Food Ideas - March 2009, Page 81
Recipe by Liz Macri, Claire Brookman & Kim Coverdale