This is my mum’s birthday cake for 2016! Her favourite sweet is coconut ice, and she also loves marshmallows – so I thought I would combine the 2!
This Coconut Ice Cake consists of two layers of Coconut Butter Cake, Coconut Buttercream, topped with toasted marshmallow, coconut ice balls, white roses, edible glitter, pink sugar rocks and edible gold leaf.
1. The Cake – Coconut Butter Cake x 2 Cakes
I used my 30 Second Vanilla Butter Cake recipe – and added 1 teaspoon coconut essence (instead of Vanilla) and 20 grams desiccated coconut.
2. The Icing – Coconut Buttercream x 4 Batches
I used my Perfect Buttercream Icing recipe – and added 1 teaspoon of coconut essence (instead of Vanilla) per batch.
3. Toasted Marshmallows
I used my Vanilla Bean Marshmallow recipe – dripped it onto the cake, and torched it, and poured and set the remaining in a slice tin (made a big batch!)
4. Coconut Ice Balls
I used my Coconut Ice Balls recipe and shaped it in various sizes to top the cake.
5. Assembly of the cake is illustrated as follows: