When it comes to baking, there’s no shortage of creativity and whimsy. One delightful confection that has captured the hearts of many is the Koala Cake. This charming cake not only pleases the taste buds but also brings a smile to everyone’s face. In this article of Cakepluss, we will take you through the step-by-step process of creating your very own Koala Cake, complete with its signature adorable features.
How to make Koala Cake?
- For the cake: flour, sugar, eggs, butter, milk, baking powder, vanilla extract
- For the frosting: butter, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract
- Optional: fondant or icing for additional decorations
- Line three 6-inch round cake pans with parchment and grease with baking spray or homemade cake tint.
- Fill with chocolate cake batter, then bake for 24 to 26 minutes, or until a spear inserted into the center of the cake comes out moist. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes, then run a spatula around the circumference of the pan to separate the cake from the pan. To thoroughly cool, turn the cake layers onto a wire rack.
- While waiting for the cake layers to cool, make the vanilla buttercream frosting. You can use either a stand mixer or a hand mixer.
- Now proceed to assemble the cake. Before stacking your cake, give it about 20 minutes to freeze.
- On an 8-inch greaseproof baking sheet, arrange and frost the cake layers. Use a bench scraper to smooth it, and then chill the cake in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or the freezer for 10 minutes, depending on how solid the frosting is to the touch.
- Roll out the pink fondant and cut two colossal, thick circles (each measuring about 2.5 inches in diameter) as the cake cools. To make it simpler to push into the cake, cut a triangle out of each ear. Place two toothpicks one in each ear and leave them there.
- Roll out the black fondant and use a circular cutter or bottle cap to cut out two 1-inch circles for the eyes. To make your eyes look cartoonish, add two tiny white circles to each one.
- To create the Koala’s mouth, slice a semicircle from the black fondant. To give it the appearance of a tongue, add a tiny piece of pink fondant. The leftover black fondant should be worked into a koala nose shape.
- Remove the cake from the freezer or refrigerator and add ears, eyes, nose, and mouth with fondant. The cake and ears should be covered in gray buttercream.
- Make sure to measure the dough properly or use a kitchen scale to measure your dry ingredients.
- Leave the ingredients at room temperature.
- Use a bench scraper to get you a super smooth final coat.
- Before assembling, give your cake layers a good 20 minutes in the freezer to cool. This makes it easier to stack.
- If you find your frosting is too hot, wrap a paper towel around your ice cream bag! It minimizes heat transfer from your hands into the cream.
- Make your frosting first or save the leftovers! It can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one month or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Remember to stir well after defrosting to get a nice and smooth consistency again.
- A frosted cake can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for up to a month.
- If the cake is sliced and there are leftovers, cover the cut with the icing to keep it moist and preserve it in the fridge for up to a week.
To sum up
Creating a Koala Cake is a delightful adventure that combines the artistry of baking with the cuteness of these beloved animals. By following the step-by-step process outlined above, you can create a show-stopping dessert that will impress and delight everyone who sees it. So why wait? Unleash your creativity, bake a Koala Cake, and let the joy and sweetness fill your world.