A ninja cake for Debbie. She won the promise of a cake at the fundraising auction, and chose a ninja design for her colleague’s birthday. Chocolate cake filled with chocolate buttercream, covered with fondant and accompanied by sugarpaste throwing stars painted with silver edible paint.
A chocolate cake with fresh cream mocha filling, chocolate buttercream and sugarpaste. The spoon is made of sugarpaste painted with silver edible paint. This cake was for Pod’s birthday, and I just had to make it a mug of coffee because she is probably the biggest influence in the instant coffee market in Niddrie :-)
This is a really simple thing to do which I’m sure most of you will be able to work out no problem by yourselves, but just in case someone is stuck, then here is a quick photo tutorial:
Start with some grey-coloured fondant or gumpaste.
Roll it out to about 1/4 to 1/8″ thick – you want it to have enough thickness to support itself.
Place a template of a six-sided star on your fondant, or else use a star shaped cookie cutter if you have one the right size.
Cut out the star shape with a sharp knife.
Take a large round piping tip and cut a hole in the centre (the angle of the tip helps to make it look as if there’s a sharp edge).
Take the same tip and cut out sections at the base of each point:
Go all the way round, et voila!
Leave the stars to dry then paint with silver edible paint if desired. Don’t worry if the paint isn’t even, it helps to make the star look “used”. Make sure to paint the edges too. I found that it helped to leave painting the central edge til last as it meant I could gently put my finger in the hole to stop the star slipping about too much as I painted.
Place on your cake, stand back, and admire!
I hope you have found this tutorial helpful. It’s my first one, so please let me know how I can improve on it for next time.