It was actually really easy and turned out great!
What you need:
- 125g butter
- 125g flour (SR or add 1tsp of baking powder if using plain)
- 125g sugar
- 2 eggs beaten
- pinch of salt
- blue food colour
- blueberry jam
Heat the oven to 180c
1. Beat the sugar and butter together until creamy
2. Mix in the eggs and food colour
3. Fold in the flour and salt
4. Pour batter into a round cake pan
5. Bake for 20-25 mins until sponge is cooked through - the top should spring back into shape when pressed
6. Lick out the bowl whilst cake is in the oven
7. Take cake out of the pan and leave to cool
8. Once it has cooled, slice in half and fill the middle of the sandwich with jam. I actually used some homemade blackberry jam from blackberries in the garden.
I don't have the measurement for the buttercream, I just winged it using butter, icing sugar, lemon juice and blue food colour.
I don't think I have ever used so much food colour in one cake before! It's a good job I rarely use it outside of birthdays!
I slapped the buttercream on with a knife and then swirled it around using a fork. I dipped the fork in blue colour with water and dragged it through the buttercream of get a better 'painted' effect.
For the tardis, print out the PDF HERE, I didn't bother making the bottom, just cut it at an angle before shoving it into the butter cream! And the stars are just coloured paper too, if I had more time I would have made edible ones.
One happy little almost 10 year old!
As you can see... it was seriously blue, if you decide to go hardcore blue, be warned, it comes out the 'other end' a bright green!
And if you have a little Whovian who needs some writing practice, I have a free Dr Who writing kit over on the work blog, click HERE to get it.