Cactus Cakes For People That Haven't Decorated Cakes Before

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These are my cactus cakes I made for my birthday, as you can probably guess from the title, I don't decorate cakes very often and when I do it's just sticking chocolate buttons in icing.

Since no one else on instructables seems to have made any cactus cakes i can copy, this is what i've made.

For anyone else who loves cactuses and chocolate cake...
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Step 1: Mixture

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•200g butter
•200g sugar
•200g flour
•4 eggs
•cocoa powder
•bar of chocolate
•paper cake cases

This part is easy. Feel free to skip it and make your own chocolate cakes (or any other kind of cake, i just thought chocolate would look like the soil).

Pre-heat the oven to 180C.

Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl. Whisk in the eggs and then slowly stir the flour and cocoa powder in. Leave the mixer going for a while until its completely smooth and the colour is equal.

Meanwhile, get a bar of chocolate and smash it up with the end of a rolling pin, then carefully open it and stir in the chocolate chips with a spoon. (I suppose you could just buy chocolate chips, but this is more fun)

Give the whisk to a nearby child.

Step 2: Baking

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This hardly counts as a step but u couldn't fit all the pictures in the last step.

Spoon the mixture into cake cases.

Put in pre-heated oven for 25minutes (clearly i was a bit slow taking the picture)

Take out and leave to cool down.
lgb20001 year ago
they were very nice
kbc21 year ago
very impressive! will check with the cake decorator for my wedding because of the location it would absolutely fit! that and my better half is into the baking thing so i think this would be a nice challenge for her.
jenise2000 (author)  kbc21 year ago
Thanks wow that would be amazing
wizgirl1 year ago

So cute!

tofugami1 year ago
Love these.
Absolutely adorable!!
anapet011 year ago
This is really cute, I might make this sometime. Thanks for the awesome idea!!! :D