Pacman Cake

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Pacman Cake

The Pacman cake was a lot of fun. I know it’s not a masterpiece or anything but I am proud of it. It is one of the first cakes I ever made too. It was made for a boy’s birthday, a friend of the sister! Serious brainstorming until  we settled on something boyish and suitable for a 20 something year old.

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Basically I made a square vanilla sponge, cut it in two and filled with a chocolate butter cream, then crumb coated with the rest.

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I drew out the outline of the Pacman design on the cake with a knife and then very carefully drew on the next part with icing. I made some fondant Pacmen and cupcake toppers too!

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Here’s the recipe.

The cake batter

2 and 3/4 cups of flour

1/2 a cup of cake flour

1 Tablespoon of baking powder

1 Teaspoon of Salt

8 ounces of unsalted butter

2 and 1/4 cups of sugar

3 large eggs and 1 egg white

1 cup of milk

1 and 1/2 tablespoons of vanilla extract (vanilla essence will also do)

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Method:

Sieve all dry ingredients together, then add butter and whisk to a pastry like texture, then slowly add in the wet ingredients until there are no lumps and the mixture is thick and creamy. Spoon into a square tin leaving about an inch or so for the cake to rise. Then bake in oven at 180˚ until  golden on top. Check to ensure it’s cooked through by inserting  a bbq squeezer into the middle.

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Chocolate butter cream

2 tbsp cocoa

2 tbsp light hot chocolate

1cup of butter

3 tbsp double cream

1-2 cups of icing sugar

I recommend using a mixer to mix them, and leave it mix until the frosting is thick and creamy.

To make the Pacman design, I mixed icing sugar, water and colouring until it was a good colour and consistency. I also used a very small nozzle to pipe it on the cake.

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