- 1x 20cm chocolate fudge cake
For the buttercream:
- 250g butter
- 250g icing sugar
- 200g melted chocolate
- 3tsp vanilla bean paste
- 3x large bags of M&Mís
- 2x packets chocolate finger biscuits
- 20g dark chocolate
This anti-gravity cake will blow your mind! The kids will truly be amazed by this gravity-defying cake decorated with M&Ms. Victoria Threader has created this step-by-step recipe.
You can use other chocolates too like Maltesers or chocolate buttons. This cake would make the ultimate birthday cake.
- chunky straws
- palette knife
- cocktail sticks
Step 1Make and bake your chocolate cake and leave to cool. Meanwhile, make the buttercream up by beating the butter and then pushing the icing sugar into the butter before beating with an electric whisk. This stops the big icing cloud and saves on some mess.
Add a splodge of buttercream to your cake plate, which will help keep the cake in place.
Step 2Fill the cake with buttercream and cover the rest of the cake with buttercream, so it's completely covered. Stick the chocolate fingers around the edge of the cake leaving an opening at the front.
Step 3Take two chunky straws and push one into the other so itís longer. You can trim it to the desired length once itís in the cake.
Push the straws into the cake.
Step 4Push the M&Mís into the buttercream around the straws and down the front of the cake.
Step 5Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave on short blasts, stirring in between, then let it cool. The more it starts to cool, the thicker it becomes so this texture creates a cement for sticking the M&Mís to the straws. If the chocolate becomes too thick, just pop it in the microwave for a couple of seconds to melt it again.
Pop a dot of chocolate onto the back of the M&Mís.