How to create a cosmic galaxy cake

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Wow.  When I first created my cosmic galaxy cupcakes I had no idea so many of you would be interested in how to make them too!  It’s been great to see so many of you visiting my site and giving the technique a go, and it’s why I set up this blog in the first place.

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So the past few months, I’ve been thinking about what to make that would appeal to all you galaxy lovers out there.  I really hope this galaxy cake tutorial interests as many of you!  This technique is just as simple as the cupcakes, and just as effective.  Read on for how I did it.

From Cake To Cocktails – The Food Of NYC

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It’s a bit of a blog with a difference from me this week.  I’m just back from New York where I was lucky enough to spend my birthday, and I thought I would love to share the amazing food I had! From a Mexican feast, to an NY slice, to the most gigantic piece of cheesecake, I’ll tell you all the highlights.  There are just so many places to choose from so if you’re planning a trip, hopefully this will give you a place to start.

Colourful Rio inspired lime and mango cake

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I was asked to create this cake for a friend of a friend.  All I knew was that it had to be fruity, bright, and the person was from Brazil.  So I quickly settled on a lime sponge, sandwiched with mango and passionfruit curd, but needed to come up with a decorating plan.  That’s when I thought of the colours of the Rio Olympics, which were popping up on my tv on repeat.  I wasn’t sure how to incorporate them all at first, until I had a little flash of inspiration to pipe the different colours in a sort of wreath round the top.  It’s a really simple but effective technique, so if you’d like to give it a try then read on.

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White chocolate and passionfruit cake of dreams

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This may just be the cake to end all cakes.  I’m aware it sounds like a bold statement, but trust me and give it a try.  I don’t think any of my other cakes have had such a strong response from my friends and family.  If you’re still unsure, let me explain.  Light, moreish, white chocolate mud cake.  Tangy, zingy, passion fruit curd.  Fluffy, sweet, white chocolate buttercream.  The curd sandwiched between the layers of this cake prevents it from becoming too sickly sweet, and the mud cake recipe creates a really lovely texture.

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This recipe is to make a 3 layer, 6 inch cake.  If you have 8 inch cake tins you’ll need to double the cake recipe, and times the buttercream recipe by 50%.

If I’ve convinced you this is something you need to make, then read on….

Mint Choc Chip Oreo Cake

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This is the cake to end all birthday cakes.  Not just a mint choc chip cake, but a mint choc chip cake with added oreos!  I first planned to make this cake without them, but when I tasted the mint oreos I knew I had to find a way to include them in this recipe.  It’ll take a good few hours to put the elements all together but it is SO worth it.

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You’ll end up with an 8 layer cake – 4 mint and 4 chocolate – sandwiched with alternating layers of chocolate and mint choc chip buttercream, coated in mint Oreo buttercream, topped with a chocolate ganache then decorated with mint Oreos and other assorted chocolates.  Phew!!!