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Retro Oven Cake

by Karen Taylor

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Create a delightfully kitsch oven-shaped celebration cake, ideal for the baking fan.

Baking fans will love this oven-shaped celebration cake complete with a delicious tray of freshly-baked cookies. Perfect for birthdays and many other special occasions, the delightfully kitsch design can be adapted to include favourite colours or bakes depending on the recipient.

What you'll learn
  1. Covering the Board: Find out how to cover the cake board with a retro pattern.
  2. Shaping the Cake: Cut the cake and stack it using buttercream to create the foundations for the oven shape.
  3. Covering the Cake: See the oven take shape as you cover it with sugarpaste.
  4. The Oven: Discover how to add the gas hobs and oven door.
  5. Oven Trims and Handles: Learn how to add realistic details such as the oven handle and towel rail.
  6. Oven Controls: Create tiny temperature controls for the front of the oven.
  7. Baking Tray and Cookies: Find out how to make a miniature tray of cookies using Sugar Dough.
  8. Oven Glove and Tea Towels: Use sugarpaste and some clever techniques to create patterned oven gloves and tea towels.
  9. Finishing Touches: Trim the cake board with ribbon for a professional finishing touch.
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