This out-of-this-world drip cake is impressive to look at but deceptively easy to make. If you’ve got a bit of time on your hands you can conquer the cake baking universe.
What you need
•5 x 15cm (6in) thin sponge cakes
•Cake Décor Blue and Pink Glitter Sprays
•Cake Décor Purple Mirror Glaze
•Pink pearl sprinkle decorations
•Blue glimmer sugar sprinkle decorations
•Star shaped cutters
1. Evenly spread buttercream in between each layer of sponge cake before spreading a thin layer over the outside of the cake. Let this set for 3-4 hours in the fridge. Once set, add another layer of buttercream to the side to give opaque coverage and then put back in the fridge to set for another 3-4 hours.
2. Roll out white sugarpaste and use cutters to cut out some stars – it’ll look best if you have a selection of different sized stars.
3. Spray the stars with pink and blue glitter sprays and then put these to one side to allow them to set for around six hours.
4. Melt white chocolate and spread out on a sheet of acetate. Use a palette knife to smooth so there are no ridges and let this set for around 15 minutes.
5. Spray liberally with pink and blue Glitter Spray to create an interstellar effect.
6. Carefully break the chocolate bark into shards using a knife.
7. Remove the lid of the mirror glaze pot and microwave on a medium heat for 30 seconds. Give it a slow stir and place back in the microwave for a further 30 seconds. Repeat as necessary until the glaze is smooth and runny. Microwave times vary so adjust heating times to suit.
8. Remove the frosted cake from the fridge. Slowly pour some of the purple mirror glaze on top of the cake and use a palette knife to encourage the glaze to drip. Do this in small amounts and repeat as necessary until top of the cake is covered and you are satisfied with the drip effect on the cake. You must ensure the buttercream is set before doing this otherwise the heat from mirror glaze may melt it.
9. Place the broken shards of chocolate bark at the back of the cake and arrange these in size from tallest to shortest to create a graduated effect. You may need to use a small piece of sugarpaste behind each chocolate shard to ensure they stand up
10. Arrange the sparkling stars in front of the chocolate shards, and then finish the cake with a sprinkling of pink pearl and blue glimmer sugar sprinkle decorations.
All that’s left to do is sit back, admire your handiwork and then dig in! Make sure if you do recreate this at home that you take a picture and share it with us on our Facebook page or tag us ‘@MyCakeDecor’ on Twitter and Instagram!