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Bonfire Cake

Want to recreate the magic on a bonfire and stay indoors? This bonfire cake is the perfect way to bring those cosy vibes inside!

food

Bonfire Cake

Want to recreate the magic on a bonfire and stay indoors? This bonfire cake is the perfect way to bring those cosy vibes inside!

Ingredients

  • 1 sponge cake with crumb coating and one layer of buttercream
  • Chocolate ganache, pre made
  • Dark chocolate, melted
  • Caster sugar
  • 1 Apple
  • Red, orange and yellow food colouring
  • Edible glitter

Steps

  1. Starting with your pre-made sponge cake with a crumb coating and layer of buttercream, layer on the chocolate ganache until the cake is completely covered. Remove any excess ganache with a scraper. Put the cake to one side while you prepare the other decorations.
  2. On a baking tray, spread some melted dark chocolate evenly and thinly and place in the fridge to set.
  3. Swirl some sugar around in a pan on the heat until it caramelises and then carefully pour the caramel onto a mat in flame shapes and put to one side to set.
  4. Slice an apple into thin slices and lay the slices out on a baking rack. Colour the apples with red, yellow, and orange food colouring mixed with water to create a gradient effect. Place in the oven at 100C-120C until they have dehydrated.
  5. Create chocolate logs with the now set dark chocolate using a scraper.
  6. Assemble the chocolate logs, caramel shards and dry apple slices on top of the cake and finish off with a sprinkle of gold edible glitter.