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Giant Gummy Bear Kitkat And M&m Cake HOW TO COOK THAT Ann Reardon

Welcome to How To Cook That I am Ann Reardon Today we are making a giant gummy bear swimming
pool cake with jelly belly very cherry frosting. And some home made lolly pop splashes coming
out of the top of the pool. Firstly you’ll need to bake two round chocolate
cakes and make one quantity of chocolate buttercream. I’ll put a link in the description below to and there you’ll find all of the cake and frosting recipes and recipe
quantities and amounts of everything that you need to make this cake.
I am using my rich chocolate cake recipe. And once you’ve made it and let it cool use
a cake leveler or a knife to cut each one into two even layers. Now to make the jelly belly very cherry frosting.
To do you are going to need 5 bottles of soda. I got these and the giant gummy bear from
vat19, I love it when I discover a youtube channel that didn’t know existed before and
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ANyway you should go check it out it’s really cool. Turn that on to boil, we want to concentrate
the flavour and the sugar. To do that it will need to boil for about 40 minutes. All pans
and stove tops are different so don’t just time it you’ll need to add a candy thermometer
to your pan and let the water evaporate off it’s ready when it reaches 238F or 114C While you’re waiting check out vat 19 and
then make some simple syrup. To do that mix together half a cup of sugar and half a cup
of water and stir until it is dissolved and boiling. Then remove it from the heat and
let it cool down. Check your candy thermometer when it is getting
to around 200F or 90C Place four egg whites into the bowl of an
electric mixer and mix them until they have soft peaks. Once the jelly belly soda is at 238F or 114C
take it off the heat, turn the mixers on again and pour the hot sugar syrup into the bowl
in a thin stream. Keep the mixers running, if you feel the side of that bowl it will
be hot, you want to keep whipping it until it has cooled down. And is thick. To assemble, place a small amount of chocolate
buttercream on the base, add a layer of cake then pipe a circle of buttercream around the
edge. Using a pastry brush dab on some of your cooled
simple syrup, this helps make the cake really moist. Then add some of your very cherry frosting
and spread it out. Having the buttercream on the sides like I have got here. That helps
stop the inside frosting from spilling out the edges of the cake which makes it easier
when you are trying to cover the whole cake in frosting. Repeat that with two more layers
of cake then cover the whole thing in buttercream. Get the edges as straight up and down as you
can so that when you add the kitkats they have a flat surface to stick to. Then add those kit kats all the way around
the outside edge of the cake. Secure in place with a ribbon. I actually added the ribbon
later, but it will be easier if you add it here. To the left over frosting add some blue colouring
and mix that in really well. Then add that onto the top of the cake. If you are making
this cake the day before the party then stop there and do the rest of this recipe on the
day of the party. Now to unwrap the giant gummy bear, this thing
weighs 5 pounds that’s 2.3kg which is like a premie baby. And just like a newborn it
can’t sit itself up. So we are going to need to support it with cake spikes
1. so it will sit up right and 2. so that it won’t squash our cake. Take three wooden cake spikes and spike them
into the base of the bear in a triangular shape so it will stand itself . Then place
it into the top of the cake. Then add your blue m&m’s around the base of the bear. To make our blue lollipop splashes. Heat the
sugar and water in a saucepan and stir until it is dissolved. Once its dissolved wash down
the sides of the pan using a wet pastry brush and let it boil unstirred until you see one
area start to turn golden. When you see that remove it from the heat immediately. Stir
in some blue food colour and then spoon onto some non-stick baking paper.
Once you have made a nice splash shape add a lolli pop stick to the lower side of the
splash. Once they are cooled completely they will
set hard and then you can just add them into your cake to make it look like the bear is
jumping into the water to make it look like the bear is jumping into the water and making
a big splash everywhere. And there you have it a very cherry giant
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