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50th Birthday

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Ingredients
  Eggs 10
  Butter cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Raspberry jam/Strawberry jam 8 Tablespoon
  Icing sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Icing 1 1⁄2 Pound (750 Gram)
  Icing 2 Pound (1 Kilogram)
Directions

1. Grease and line the number tins and place them on a large baking sheet. Divide the cake mixture between the tins and level the surface. Bake in a preheated oven, 160°C (325°F), Gas Mark 3, for about 50 minutes or until just firm and a skewer, inserted into the centres, comes out clean. Leave to cool.
2. Cut the cakes in half horizontally and sandwich them with the buttercream and half the jam. Spread the remaining jam over the tops and sides of the cakes.
3. Dust your work surface with icing sugar and roll out 500 g (1 lb) of the pale blue icing very thinly to a rectangle that is slightly smaller than the cake board. Dampen the board and lift the icing on to the board. Smooth it down gently with the palms of your hands and trim the icing, leaving a border 2 cm (3/4 inch) wide around the edges.
4. Thinly roll out 200 g (7 oz) of the brown icing and cut out long strips. Use these to cover the edges of the board, trimming off the excess around the edges. Reserve the trimmings.
5. Roll out half the dark blue icing and use it to cover one of the numbers, easing the icing down the sides and trimming off the excess around the base. If necessary patch up any gaps around the sides. Carefully transfer the cake to the board. Cover the second cake with the remaining icing and put it on the board.
6. Roll the remaining pale blue and brown icing into long, thin ropes. Twist together and cut into manageable lengths. Drape over the cakes, securing with a dampened paintbrush. Arrange the tea lights around the numbers and secure the brown ribbon around the sides of the board.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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