Hook-a-Duck Coconut Milk Candyfloss Cake
I needed to come up with a cake for a Clandestine Cake Club to fit with the theme All the Fun on the Fair. I really fancied making the Dan Lepard Coconut Milk cake again – and as the ingredients included coconut, lime and rum it had an appropriate Coconut Shy plus Bacardi Breezer feel to it. Plus – it was the ideal stage for a small pond, 5 ducks and some fishing rods.
After some experimentation with icing I decided to make the ducks out of Fimo. I then made 3 fishing rods out by painting wooden skewers and wrapping them partway with washi tape for the handles. Pete fashioned some hooks from brass paperclips.
The baking went well – it’s a reliable recipe and makes a lovely light cake, which I layered and covered with meringue butter cream icing – again – very light.
I coloured fondant icing to make a pond, and inserted short lengths of plastic straws into the cake as fishing rod holders. I then made some mini-candyfloss on sticks and popped these round the pond.
People enjoyed playing Hook-a-Duck then winning candyfloss – and a slice of cake.
My blog about the event’s here, you’ll find more on the Make, Do and Spend blog.
So much fairground fun packed into one cake, this was certainly my favorite! Particularly the meringue buttercream- so so good!