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If you are looking for a great, and easy, birthday cake for the kids. Then look no further than this amazing Soldier Cake...just perfect for those wonderful birthdays with your children.

You don’t have to be a master baker to make an amazing looking cake for your kids. Today I’m sharing this easy to follow Stork – soldier cake recipe and sculpting instructions to make a wonderful soldier cake.

Stork – soldier cake

Stork - soldier cake
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

Chocolate Cake

  • 250 g Stork
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs, large
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200 g self-raising flour
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Frosting

  • 150 g Stork with butter
  • 300 g icing sugar
  • 35 g cocoa powder

For cake decorations

  • 300 g chocolate finger biscuits
  • 4 mini rolls
  • 50 g white chocolate curls
  • Dry spaghetti stick
  • Ready to roll icing in black, red, blue, white and yellow.
  • Blue ribbon

Instructions

  1. Oven Temp: 160c (fan)/180c/Gas Mark 4
  2. Makes: 1 x 7” square Soldier Cake
  3. Freezing: Cake is suitable for freezing undecorated.
  4. Preheat the oven to 160c (fan)/180c/Gas Mark 4.
  5. Start by well greasing a 7” square cake tin and then line the base with non-stick baking paper.
  6. Put all the chocolate cake ingredients into a large bowl and beat together until you get a well combined and even mixture.
  7. Pour the mixture into the tin. Bake in the oven for 50 minutes or so until it becomes springy to the touch and a skewer comes away clean when inserted into the centre of the cake.
  8. Take it out of the oven and place on the wire rack. Allow to cool.
  9. While the cake cools, beat together the frosting ingredients until they are well mixed and have a light and fluffy texture.
  10. When the cake is cooled place it onto a serving plate and cover with chocolate frosting.
  11. Decorate by placing a chocolate roll at each corner and fill the sides with chocolate finger biscuits. Scatter some chocolate curls on the top of the cake.
  12. Now let's make the soldier. Knead a small amount of the ready to roll icing, in each colour, for it to soften. Mix red with white to make a pink colour for the face. Shape the pieces as follows.
  13. Feet - roll a small ball of black and slightly flatten it.
  14. Legs - Make a thick sausage of blue icing. With a knife mark the centre for the legs.
  15. Body – Roll a ball of red icing to create the body. Mark the arms with a knife and imprint the buttons with a tip of a skewer.
  16. Belt – roll a small ball of yellow and flatten it into a disc.
  17. Neck & Face – From the pink icing roll a ball for the head and mark on two eyes with the point of a skewer and make a smile using a straw. Roll another smaller ball and flatten it into a disc for the neck.
  18. Hat – Make a thick sausage of black for the hat.
  19. Starting with feet spear each piece onto one stick of dry spaghetti, use just a little dab of water to glue the pieces together. Leave the end of the spaghetti halfway inside the soldiers hat.
  20. Place the soldier into the centre of the cake.
  21. Decorate the base of the cake with ribbon and serve.

Tips:

  1. The dry spaghetti is used to support the upright soldier and will prevent it from falling over.
  2. Dust your hands with a little icing sugar if you find the ready to roll icing a little sticky to work with.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Stork - soldier cake

This recipe first appeared on Bake with Stork site.

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parent blog! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 80%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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