Motorbike cake

This cake was made for Artur’s birthday back in May and is my second novelty cake… I cheated and bought the edible motorbike decoration. 😉


The cake itself was a chocolate sponge, covered in white rolling icing that I painted green and black with food colouring. Next time, I’ll probably use coloured rolling icing for something like this.

For the cake, you will need:
170g unsalted butter, softed, not melted
170g caster sugar
115g self-raising flour
3 eggs
55g cocoa powder
White rolling icing
Green food colouring
Black food colouring
Fondant decorations
Confectioners sugar

Preheat the oven to 190c/170c fan or gas mark 5.

Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and mix until creamy and lighter in colour.

Sieve the cocoa and flour into a bowl and add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Spoon the mixture into the tin and spread using a knife.

Put into the oven and bake for 25 minutes until springy to touch.

Remove from the oven and leave to stand for 5 minutes before turning out on to a cooling rack.

Roll out the white icing until there’s enough to cover the cake.

Fix to the cake using icing (mix of confectioners sugar and water).

Paint the icing with green and black food colouring for the road and grass, and add the fondant decorations as shown in the photo.

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