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Trick-or-treating: Happy Halloween

What I love about the celebration of Halloween is when my litte friends come disguised with the question "Trick or Treat", with the idle threat ofcourse I choose the 'Treat' part of the deal!. This is my preparation to wish my wonderful friends who are going to knock my door asking for sweeties! I am looking forward to welcome them !

115 gms unsalted butter,
115 gms caster sugar,
2 eggs beaten,
3 tbsp milk,
140 gms self raising flour,
1/2 tsp baking powder,
orange  and black food coloring,
500 gms ready to roll icing,
2tbsp warmed apricot jam,
100 gms icing sugar

Preheat the over to 170 C/325F/ Gas Mark 3.  Grease an 8-inch round tin and line the base with baking paper.

Using a hand mixer, beat together the caster sugar and butter, till it turn pale and fluffly. Add in the eggs and milk. Sift in the flour and baking powder, then gently fold in using a wooden spoon.

Add in half the mixture to the prepared cake tin, and add in a few drops of orange food coloring to the remaining cake mix, then add in the rest of the half colored cake mix, swirl it with the spoon to give it a marbled effect.  Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until well-risen and firm to the touch. Leave to cool in the tin for `10 minutes, then turn out and finish cooling on a wire rack.

Take a small amount of the icing to make the spider, and color it with black food coloring. then add a few drops of orange food coloring  to the rest of the icing, and roll on a surface lighly dusted with icing sugar. Brush the cake with the apricot jam and cover with the icing, smoothing with your hands. Trim the edges at the base and keep the trimings for the spider.

Add few drops of black food coloring and water to the icing sugar to make a paste. Spoon in to a small piping bag fitted with a medium plain nozzle, then make a spider web over the cake.  Using the black colored icing, shape it into an oval for the spider's body, then shape eight legs from the remaning black icing and two eyes from the orange icing trimings.

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2 Expresso yourself!:

Nandita said...

Superb spider cake!..Wow..this is going to be a Halloween treat!

IPS Khurana said...

Spooky Halloween Delicious Cake !

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