Today we went to a summer party at my son’s kindergarten. Every parent had to bring something to eat for the “buffet”. So I decide to bake a Sand Castle Cake.
For a warm sunny day I preferred a coconut-almond cake.
The recipe: coconut cupcakes I made 3 times the amount of this recipe for the Sand Castle Cake. I used 18cm pan and a big pan ( cut small circles on it for the towers)
As I always do, I baked the cake days ago and put them in freezer. Not only do I save time but also this way I achieve a nice moist texture.
For the icing: icing for coconut cake
You can add more or less powder sugar to the recipe. When you take out the mixer whisks, the icing should’t drip from them.
I used 3 layers of cake and covered all around with icing.
For the sand I used blended oat biscuits.
From white sugar paste I made long lines for the top of the castle.
Also I made a small red crab from sugar paste, some seashells and starfish from almond paste and used some stone chocolate drops for decoration.
Finally I added ice-cream cones on top of the towers. I stabilised them with long bamboo sticks.
On the top of the sticks I taped red flags and written on them is: coconut- almond- cake. Any other message can be written such as “Happy Birthday Debra”. I do not know anyone named Debra though 🙂
I used one big and deep plastic box to transport. Used it upside down.