Caged cake

Project Description

What are you most proud of? It worked! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Using a hairdryer to gently soften the sugar if it starts to go hard while you are still working with it. Not too much or it will melt completely!

Q&A with Abi Burgess

casper100 asked:
Beautiful design. How did you fit the sugar circle around the cake? What kind of cake did you use? I also looked at your other cakes and liked them all. Good job.
Abi Burgess answered:
Thanks for your lovely comments, you are very kind! This cake was a Victoria sponge with Vanilla buttercream and the cage was made by making a flat random design with the melted sugar onto baking parchment (I measured the height & width first and marked this on the onto the paper so I knew it would be the right size for the cake) and then whilst it was still warm I moulded it around cake very carefully so as not to break the sugar. A great tip I learnt was to use a hairdryer on a warm setting to gently soften the cage if it started to become too brittle whilst shaping it, and this worked brilliantly. Thanks again for your kind words!