Introduction: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Cake (White Chocolate & Vanilla)

Step 1: Red Mockingjay

Red Fondant

For the red Mockingjay you'll need to create the body, wings and tail out of red fondant. To help, use an image of the Mockingjay to work off. Once you've created the Mockingjay, use a knife to create details on the body. To finish create a circle for the Mockingjay to go in.

Step 2: Vanilla Cake

400g / 1 and 2/3 cups Unsalted Butter

400g / 1 and 3/4 cups Caster Sugar

4 Large Eggs

400g / 3 and 1/4 cups All - Purpose Flour

2tbsp Vanilla Extract

2tbsp Milk

4tsp Baking Powder

Beat the butter and sugar together before adding in the eggs one at a time. Mix the flour and baking powder together and sift into the mixture. Finish by adding the vanilla and milk. Separate the batter in two and bake at 175 degrees celsius for 30 minutes.

Step 3: White Chocolate Buttercream

225g / 1 Cup Unsalted Butter

375g / 3 Cups Icing Sugar

2tbsp Double Cream

2tsp Vanilla Extract

80ml Double Cream

200g White Chocolate + Extra 60ml Double Cream

Beat the butter and slowly add in the icing sugar. Pour the cream over the chocolate and melt in the microwave. Once the chocolate has cooled, pour the chocolate into the buttercream mixture. Add in the vanilla and remaining cream and beat for 10 minutes until light and fluffy. Once the cakes have cooled use the buttercream to frost the cakes.

Step 4: Red Flames

200g / 1 Cup Granulated Sugar

1tbsp Golden Syrup

60ml / 1/4 Cup Water

Red & Orange Food Colouring

Heat up the sugar, syrup and water in a saucepan until the mixture turns golden. Add the food colouring to the mixture and pour onto a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper. Once dry, brake the sugar glass into pieces and apply to the side of the cake. Finish by placing your fondant Mockingjay on top of the cake.

Step 5: Enjoy