Today was a baking day, included in my edible agenda was a practice run at an animal print sponge cak20160224_130217[1]e. No it was not a cake I just decided to make. We have a had a request for a weeding cake made in animal print sponge, so never having made this type of cake before decided it would be a good idea to have a dummy run, to see how it went and to ensure we get it right on the day!

The result was not too bad for a first attempt, there are one or two minor adjustments to be taken into account when making the actual cake, but generally quite a straightforward cake to make:-

You will Need:

6″ round cake tins x 2 greased and lined with baking parchment

x3 large round ended piping nozzles

x3 piping bags

Black & brown food colouring



Using the basic victoria sponge recipe of 3 eggs, 170g sugar, 170g butter/marg, 170g S.R       flour. Cream the butter & sugar, slowly add the egg, then fold in the flour.

Divide the mixture into x4 parts; x1 part colour black and place in a piping bag with large round ‘writing’ nozzle; x1 part colour brown and place in a piping bag with large round ‘writing’ nozzle; the remaining x2 parts leave as they are and again place in a piping bag with large round ‘writing’ nozzle.

  1. Using the non coloured mix cover the  base of the tin with cake mix.
  2. Using the black cake mix pipe a circle on top of this approx 1cm from the side of the cake tin.
  3. Using the brown cake mix pipe a circle directly onto the black circle. Now pipe another black circle on top of the brown.
  4. Fill in the remaining space to bring the mix to a level with non coloured batter.

Repeat steps 1 – 4 except this time pipe a smaller circle.

Now repeat the whole process for the other tin.

Place the tin in the oven and bake on 180 fan for 20-25 mins