Well, they were meant to be fancy but I lovingly renamed them messies! Not so much because of the way they turned out, more because of the mess I managed to make in the kitchen whilst icing!
I used the same recipe I used in part one but I added pink colouring to the sponge mixture. I didn’t flavour the mixture as I added the strawberry flavouring in a different way as you’ll see later!
I used a square cake tin as this would make it it easier to get the classic square fondant fancy shape.
I think I should have used a little more colouring as there was a slight “regular sponge” colour coming through too, which mixed with the pink seemed to look a little green!
Then I used my Wilton nozel icing kit to fill the centres of each square with a generous squirt of strawberry jam. This is where the mess started!
I also covered the top and sides with strawberry jam to allow the icing to stick.
Then I used fondant icing sugar (I used Tate and Lyle) to cover the cakes. Just drizzle the icing over (again, more mess)! I then finished with white fondant icing drizzled in lines and little sugar paste flowers.
I took thwm into work the next day and the icing had soaked into the cake a little, although it didn't affect the taste luckily. So I’d recommend either eating on the same day, or, what I’m going to try next time is icing them with buttercream then rolled fondant icing!