What a day to kick things off with my very first baking creation!
Today is Programmer’s Day so I thought I’d bake something geeky that people might associate with programmers and developers.
I’ll admit, decorating did take some time, but the whole process was quite simple and the results were well worth the time. Anyone who is a novice baker can definitely make this cake!
THE THINGS YOU WILL NEED TO GET DOWN AND NERDY
- 2 Green’s Butter Cake packets
- 1 1/3 cups milk
- 4 eggs
- 6 tbs margarine
- 3 family packs of plain M&Ms
- 1 tub Betty Crocker Vanilla Frosting
- Prepare each cake mix separately as per packet instructions
- Pour both prepared batters into one 25cm round tin that has been greased and lined with baking paper
- Place into a 160oC fan forced gas oven for 1 hr 10 minutes or until golden brown and cooked (Your temperature and cooking time may vary depending on your particular oven type)
- Remove cake from oven and place on cake wire until completely cool
- Using a pallet knife, spread a thin layer of vanilla frosting all over cake including the sides
- Separate the M&Ms into the colours blue, green, red and yellow
- Starting in the middle of the cake place a single blue M&M
- Continue placing blue M&Ms in a circle around the centre M&M until it is 3 M&Ms in diameter
- Using the green M&Ms, start placing a line from one side of the blue circle to the edge of the cake. A third of the way around the blue circle, place another green line of M&Ms from the centre outwards to the edge of the cake
- Repeat step 4 to decorate the next third of the cake using red M&Ms and the final third for the yellow M&Ms (You can use the picture below as a pattern guide)
- Continue the colours down all sides of the cake
It took me about an hour and a half (I think!) to just decorate the cake with M&Ms. But take your time and it will turn out very Googley indeed!
I had so much fun making this cake and it tasted delicious! If you have any comments or suggestions please leave me a message below and if you decide to make this cake I would love to see your creation!
HAPPY PROGRAMMER’S DAY! 🙂