Recipe

Ice skating rink cake

This Winter wonderland birthday cake has a frozen jelly lake and covered in coconut snow!

  • 1 hr 30 mins preparation
  • 1 hr marinating Refridgeration
  • Makes 1
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Ingredients

Equipment
  • 11 centimetre round plastic take-away container lid
  • 30 centimetre x 45cm rectangular cake board
Cake
  • 460 gram packet double unfilled sponge cake rounds
  • 1 x mini chocolate-chip muffin
  • 453 gram tub vanilla frosting
Decorations
  • 85 gram packet create-a-jelly crystals
  • blue food colouring
  • 100 gram white chocolate melts
  • 1 ice-cream cone
  • 1 mini ice-cream cone
  • 1 cup (80g) desiccated coconut
  • 4 raffaello chocolates
  • 2 centimetre piece black licorice strap
  • 1 licorice allsort, orange layer only
  • 2 centimetre rainbow sour strap
  • 10 white marshmallows
  • 16 white mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup (40g) desiccated coconut, extra

Method

Ice skating rink cake
  • 1
    Make jelly following packet directions. Tint with a little blue colouring. Place take-away container lid on a small tray; fill with about ¼ cup (60ml) of the jelly. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until set.
  • 2
    Melt white chocolate. Place ice-cream cones on an oven tray lined with baking paper; drizzle cones with some of the melted chocolate to completely cover, sprinkle with coconut. Stand for 10 minutes or until chocolate sets.
  • 3
    To make snowmen, secure 2 Raffaello chocolates together with a little melted chocolate. Secure trimmed licorice strap for eyes and trimmed orange licorice allsort for nose, with a little melted chocolate. Cut sour strap lengthways into coloured sections; use the blue and green strips from the sour strap to make scarfs, wrap around snowmen.
  • 4
    Trim one cake layer into a 12cm round; place muffin on top. Position a large marshmallow next to muffin for entrance of igloo. Secure cake rounds, side by side, on cake board with a little frosting. Using picture as a guide, use a small sharp knife to carefully cut an 11cm round with a 1cm deep cavity into the larger cake round; scoop out the cake from the cavity with a teaspoon. Spread frosting all over cake.
  • 5
    Using picture as a guide, trim remaining licorice strap for igloo door. Position marshmallows on muffin for the igloo. Position cones and snowmen on cake. Just before serving, carefully push the take-away container lid into the cavity. Sprinkle cake with extra coconut.

Notes

You can make the frozen lake out of ready-made white icing if you like.