Pink iced heart

Pink iced heart

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Bake and Decorate
Serves
8
Photographer
Laura Edwards

What more does a girl need for a special celebration? This is simplicity itself to make.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 Victoria sponge, batter only
250g unsalted butter, plus more for the tin
300g icing sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pink food colour
3 tablespoons berry jam
600g multicoloured dragees
1 pot clear edible glitter
3 pink or purple candles and candle holders, (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Butter well a large heart-shaped tin, 23 cm at its widest part, and line the base with baking parchment. Pour in the batter and bake for 30–35 minutes. When a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, it is ready. Leave to cool slightly in the tin, then turn out on to a wire rack, remove the paper and allow to become completely cold.
  3. Make the buttercream by beating the butter, icing sugar and vanilla for 5 minutes until really soft and fluffy. Add drops of the pink food colour. Any shade is fine: you can pick a baby pink, a medium or, as we did for this photograph, a strong, full-on girlie tone.
  4. Turn the cake upside down, split it horizontally and, using a palette knife, spread some of the pink buttercream over the cut surface, then add a layer of jam. Place the other half of the cake on top and spread the rest of the buttercream all over the top and sides, making it as smooth as possible.
  5. Straight away, press a collar of the dragees all around the outside edge (the icing will start to set if you leave it) and sprinkle them all with a little glitter. Finish by placing the candles on the cake, if you like.
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Baking
Cakes
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