Kids Birthday Party Car Cake
- For the cake
vanilla Sponge cake
- For the choux pastry
- ¼ cup
- ¾ cup
- 1 tablespoon
- ½ cup
medium eggs (beaten)
For the cake: Make the cake, using a 23 cm | 9" x 32 cm | 13" rectangular cake tin. Once cool, turn out and use a serrated knife to trim the top.
For the pastry: Combine the butter, sugar, and water in a saucepan. Warm over a moderate heat until simmering, whisking frequently. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the flour, beating well until smooth and coming away from the sides of the pan. Beat in the egg in two additions until you have a smooth, shiny dough.
Spoon the pastry into a piping bag fitted with a straight-sided nozzle. Pipe the shape of a racetrack onto a non-stick baking tray. Increase the oven to 220°C (200° fan) | 425F | gas 7.
Bake the pastry for 20 - 24 minutes until puffed and golden. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
For the buttercream: Take two tablespoons of the buttercream and add a few drops of pink colouring, beating well. Set aside. Divide the remaining buttercream between three bowls. Colour each respectively with green, blue, and grey colouring. Beat well until uniformly coloured and then spoon the grey buttercream into a piping bag fitted with straight-sided nozzle.
Cover the sides of the cake with the blue buttercream, spreading it evenly with a spatula. Top the cake with green buttercream, spreading it evenly.
Thickly pipe the grey buttercream on top of the pastry track. Use a white icing pen to decorate the buttercream with track marks. Sit the pastry on top of the green buttercream. Spoon the pink buttercream to the side of the track in the shape of a mound.
Decorate the cake with the jelly babies, fruit polos, flags, and jelly cars before serving.