This week I will be showing you how to make a cow cake both inside and out!
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Now you could just bake an ordinary vanilla cake and decorate it to look like a cow… but I am going to show you how to bake a cake with a cow pattern inside!
To make this very special inside surprise cow pattern you are going to need one batch of my thick vanilla cake recipe. Using two cups of the cake batter, add in 1/4 of cocoa powder and some back food colouring. Place your cake batting into piping bags and let set up in the fridge over night.
For the cake I am using an 8″ round sphere cake pan. I have greased it and lined it with parchment paper so my cake will easily pop out of my pan once baked. To make the cow pattern you want to layer up your black and white cake staring in the middle and working our way to the outside. You want to make rings or circles with the cake batter. The more layers you do the thicker the black spots will be. Let you cake come to room temp for an hour then pop it in the oven for an hour to an hour and a half at 325F.
Once you can has cooled completely pop it out of the cake pan and level off the top. You ready to decorate! I made one batch of my vanilla buttercream icing and crumb coated the cake, wet it with some water and covered it in white fondant. There are lots of videos on my channel on how to cover a sphere cake with fondant. I smoothed out the fondant and trimmed off the excess fondant.
Now to make this ball look like a cow! I used copper and ivory to make the perfect cow nose colour and shaped my fondant using my gumpaste tools until I got the perfect shape. For his ears I rolled out some thin white fondant and cut out two circles. I rolled out my nose coloured fondant and cut out two smaller circles. Glued them together with water, pinched the one end and stuck them on my cake. For her eyes I used two black ovals and two small white ovals and placed those on my cake. I also added a little cute black tuff of hair for extra cuteness.
Finally it’s time for those cow spots! I rolled out some thin black fondant and cut out different sized splotched and glued them onto my sphere using water. I added on his legs, feet, and tail. Of course my cow wouldn’t just be laying on a cold hard board so we need some fresh grass for him! Using green buttercream and a grass tip I piped grass all around my cake.
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