how do you ice a victoria sponge cake

I am making a cake for a friends birthday . I have made a square sponge cake, to the thickness I want . I don't want to cut the cake in half to put a filling into it, just in case it breaks and ruins it. I do want it to be iced with the ready to roll icing I have bought and have some sort of filling in it . The square cake will be cut to shape of the playboy bunny rabbit head before the icing.


hope you can help me with my situation

(P.S ) HOW CAN I MAKE BLACK ICING for the bow tie of the bunni



from jack may age 14 my e mail is jakkymay@hotmail.com

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Black Icing
by: Michelle (admin)

Sorry Jack,

I just realized I didn't answer the second part of your question. To make black icing easily, start with chocolate icing and add just a little black food color at a time until you get the shade you want. Remember that dark colored icings darken even more over time so you will think it's a Charcoal Gray shade when, in fact, you'll end up with a beautiful black. By starting with chocolate icing, you will avoid the foul after-taste you get when adding too much food color.

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Filling Without Torting
by: Michelle (admin)

Hi Jack,

If you want to add filling without torting (splitting the cake in to layers), you'll need to use a decorating tip known as a bismark, or a plain round tip (#12 or similar). Fill a decorating bag, fitted with whatever tip you've chosen, with your filling. Then push the tip into the cake about 1 1/2" deep and wiggle around a little to make room for the filling. As you pull the tip slowly out of the cake, keep a steady pressure on the bag to fill the hole you made with filing. Repeat every 2" or so all over the cake so every slice will have some filling in it.

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Michelle (editor)

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