Published On: Mon, Jan 8th, 2018

Shimmering star cake

This shimmering star cake offers an easy way to decorate a cake whilst still looking elegant and neat.

This cake by Cake Décor pairs ease with style – the perfect birthday showstopper!

Shimmering star cake

Makes 1

You will need:

For the cake:

  • 25cm (10in) round cake
  • 15cm (6in) round cake
  • Cake Décor Milk Choco Writer
  • Cake Décor White Choco Writer
  • Café Décor Gold Glitter Spray
  • Cake Décor Silver Glitter Spray
  • 400g (14oz) softened butter
  • 800g (1lb 7oz) icing sugar
  • 250g (9oz) white ready-to-roll icing

Equipment:

  • lollipop or cake pop sticks
  • mixing bowl
  • acetate
  • turntable
  • palette knife
  • measuring jug or bowl

Method:

For the cake

1 Mix the icing sugar with the softened butter in a mixing bowl and beat
until smooth.

2 Place the 25cm (10in) cake on a turntable and spread one thin, even layer of buttercream on the sides and top – this will be the crumb coat. Once covered, place the cake in the fridge and leave to set for 30 minutes.

3 While this is setting, roll out the white ready to roll icing and cover the 15cm  (6in) cake, making sure to smooth and trim the edges as necessary. Set this cake aside to work on the bottom layer.

4 Remove the 25cm (10in) cake from the fridge and add a second layer of buttercream, making this layer thicker. This will form the base for your glitter so make sure you finish this in a way that you like – we wanted ours to be a little bit textured, but you can smooth yours out if you like.

5 Spray the frosted cake with Cake Décor Silver Glitter Spray. You get
900 sprays in one little bottle of Glitter Spray, so don’t be afraid to build it up!

For the stars

1 Draw out some stars on a piece of paper to use as stencils, or download a star stencil from www.mycakedecor.co.uk/choco-writers and place a sheet of acetate on top.

2 Place the Cake Décor Choco Writers in a measuring jug or bowl of boiling water and leave to melt for 2-3 minutes. Once the Choco Writers have softened, carefully lift them out of the water, unscrew the cap and snip off the tip of the nozzle with scissors.

3 Place a cake pop stick in the middle of each star stencil, and use the Cake Décor Choco Writers to trace the star shapes on the acetate so that each star is adhered to a cake pop stick.

4 Spray the milk chocolate stars with Cake Décor Gold Glitter Spray and the white chocolate stars with Cake Décor Silver Glitter Spray.

5 Put these to one side to set for
10 minutes.

Assembling the cake

1 While the chocolate stars are setting, use a palette knife to help carefully remove the frosted 25cm (10in) cake from the turntable and gently place it on the plate or cake board you intend to use to present the cake.

2 If any of the glitter at the bottom moves during placement, spray your palette knife with some Cake Décor Silver Glitter Spray and use this to smooth down and add extra glitter
if necessary.

3 Place your 15cm (6in) cake gently
on top.

4 Mist the entire two tier cake with Cake Décor Silver Glitter Spray, if you like.

5 Once your chocolate stars have set, carefully peel them from the acetate.

6 Gently push the cake pop sticks into the cake, arranging them in various heights to create a random,
scattered effect.

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