My daughter loves animals so I made her a zoo cake for her birthday. The cake itself is a simple sponge, the decoration is what makes it special. You can find most of it at arts and crafts supply shops and also at model railways shops.
5 people made this
For the pastry
400g caster sugar
225g butter, softened
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
400g plain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
For the icing
450g cream cheese, at room temperature
120g butter, at room temperature
250g icing sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
green food colouring
For the zoo
plastic trees or bushes
Method Prep:40min › Cook:10min › Ready in:50min
Preheat your oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper or grease it very well.
Beat sugar and butter in a large bowl till creamy. Add eggs one by one and beat well after each addition. Add vanilla extract. Mix flour and baking powder and add to the mixture, alternating with the milk. Spread on the prepared baking tin.
Bake in the preheated oven till a toothpick comes out clean, 20 to 30 minutes. Let cake cool completely.
Für das icing beta cream cheese and butter till creamy. Add vanilla extract, then gradually stir in icing sugar till smooth. Add food colouring a few drops at a time till you obtain the desired shade of green.
Place the entire cake on a large cutting board, or cut it in half, spread one half with some icing. Place the second half on top.
Cover the cake all over with the icing and decorate with coloured sprinkles.
Place the fence along the edge of teh cake and create individual cages.
Place animals in cages and decorate with trees and candles.