Those of you with kids will know that once they hit a certain age, there’s always gonna be a television show that you all sit down and watch together. For Ollie it was Peppa Pig. As he grew older, though, we started seeing less of Peppa Pig. When my son Jake hit that certain age, though, Peppa Pig was back in our home. This cake’s for you, Jake, and to all the Peppa Pig fans out there.
For this recipe you’re going to need my perfectly pipeable buttercream frosting. You can find that recipe here. One of the most challenging parts of the cake is definitely creating that angled roof, but you’re in luck! Because Peppa Pig’s house in the show is a little more sketchy, your cake can reflect that too! It doesn’t have to be absolutely perfect.
- Use a serrated edge knife to carve all four sponge cakes at once so that they are a square. Save cake pieces and set aside.
- Smear buttercream onto your cake board. Set down your first layer of cake.
- Use an offset spatula to frost the top of your cake layer, so that the frosting goes past the edges. Add another layer, and keep repeating until you reach the top layer of cake. Don’t frost the top of the topmost layer.
- Add a crumb coat to the sides of the cake. Frost in a back and forth motion to catch the crumbs. Then, add a layer of frosting to the top of the cake.
- Lay two rectangles of cake (from when your cake was trimmed) side by side on the top layer of cake. Add frosting. Add another piece in the middle of those pieces. Frost, and then add a final rectangle on top of that.
- Use a serrated edge knife to carve the shape of the house. In a downwards diagonal motion, carve layered slopes to form the roof. Add frosting at each slope to hold those cake pieces in place.
- Add a crumb coat to the cake roof. Smooth out the frosting on the sides and edges so that it’s even and looks like a cohesive piece. Transfer to the fridge to set.
- Cut pieces of parchment paper so that they are slightly larger than the roof panels. Have three sheets of baking paper at the ready, as well.
- Use a pair of scissors to cut a fine tip from a snap seal bag filled with blue candy melts. Pipe 10 blue squares onto a large piece of parchment paper. Fill in the outline of the square so that it’s a solid blue. Transfer to the fridge to set.
- Take another piece of parchment paper about the size of your roof panels and place it onto a larger piece of parchment paper. Use a pair of scissors to cut a generous tip of a snap seal bag filled with red candy melts. Pipe candy melts so that it covers the entire small parchment paper. Use an offset spatula to smooth it out, going over the edges and corners. You can use the top of the offset spatula to drag down and create a shingle looking effect. Slide the offset spatula under and carefully move over the panel sized parchment paper off to a clean piece of parchment paper. Repeat with the other panel sized parchment paper.
- Push your red candy melts to the other corner of the ziplock bag. Cut a fine tip on this other corner. Pipe a red rectangle onto a piece of parchment paper to make a door. Fill in the outline. Tap on your bench to level off the chocolate. Clean up the edges if needed. Transfer to the fridge to set.
- Take your blue windows out of the fridge, and peel them off of the parchment paper. Cut a fine tip from a snap seal bag filled with white chocolate. Outline the blue squares with white chocolate, and a “+” sign in the center to create the window. Do this for all 10 squares. Let them set.
- Add another layer of buttercream frosting to the house. Use a ruler to scrape back the excess frosting.
- Remove the roof panels from the fridge, and peel away the parchment paper from the panels. Place the roof panels at the top so that the two edges meet to form the roof.
- Place the door and two windows on the side of you cake. This should be on a side where the slanted roof is on. Place eight windows (four on each side) to the sides of the house.
What does a girl have to do to live in a house made of cake?! 🏡
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What You’ll Need:
- 4 x vanilla sponge cakes – 1″ high, 8″ long, 6″ wide
- 2 x batches of my buttercream frosting tinted yellow
- 1/2 a bag of red candy melts
- 200g blue candy melts
- 100g white candy melts
- Circular cake board (green if available!)
- Serrated edge knife
- Off set spatula
- Parchment paper
- Ruler or cake scraper
- Baking sheet
- Snap seal bag
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