How To Make A Number 1 Birthday Cake
To make a number 1 birthday cake, first bake a cake in a 6″ square tin. This document from Cake Central is a very helpful guide.
Step 1: Select Your Recipe & Bake The Cake
There are lots of recipes to choose from. For this particular occasion we used two different cake recipes and layered them on top of each other.
Here are the recipe links:
Bottom Layer Cake: Vanilla Mud Cake via Thermomix Recipe Community
Top Layer Cake: Delicious Chocolate via Thermomix Recipe Community
Step 2: Use a ruler to measure out your cut lines.
Step 3: Cut the cake in to three equal parts.
Step 4: If using a double layer cake, cut the edges of both cakes to ensure they are the same size.
Step 5: Cut the top part of the number one on an angle.
Step 6: Stack the cakes evenly on top of each other (if using double layers)
Recipe link: Thermomix Basic Cookbook & Chip
Step 8: Add a second layer of ganache and put it back in the fridge to set.
Step 9: Use the fondant that you have prepared earlier to cover the cake.
We love the Marshmallow Fondant recipe from the Thermomix Recipe Community
Step 10: Make decorations out of fondant. Gum paste is helpful to hold big pieces of fondant in shape.
Step 11: Put the cake on a cake board. This one has been decorated with an Avengers poster.
Sia & Chrystalla convert traditional recipes so that you can use them in your thermal cooking machine.
Note: We test our recipes in a Thermomix TM5 which has a bowl capacity or 2.2 litres. You may need to tweak your recipes if you have a smaller bowl. Read the full disclaimer here: Thermal Cooking Machines – Legal Information.