Juliet Sear served up a delicious Red Velvet and Chocolate Royal Wedding Cake with buttermilk on This Morning.
The ingredients for a 18cm / 7cm cake are:
(to make a 25cm / 10 inch, double the ingredients below and follow the same method)
290g softened butter, 270g golden caster sugar, 2 tsp strong professional red food colouring paste, 2 tsp vanilla bean paste, 3 medium eggs, 340g self-raising flour, 3 tbsp cocoa powder, 1.5 tsp salt, 350ml buttermilk, 1.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda and 1.5 tsp white vinegar.
For the Ivy decorations are: 1 kg fondant icing, Food colouring pastes in shades of your choice, Icing sugar, to dust, Ivy shaped plunger cutters for fondant icing and Edible food colouring tints / dusts.
For the cream cheese frosting (enough to cover and fill 18cm cake): 350g unsalted butter, softened, 2 tsp vanilla bean paste and 700g icing sugar
2-3 tbsp cream cheese.
For the chocolate ganache: 250g dark chocolate and 125g double cream.
See Juliet’s tips on cake decoration in her book titled: The Cake Decorating Bible: Simple steps to creating beautiful cupcakes, biscuits, birthday cakes and more available from Amazon now.