Lo and behold, I have managed to magically levitate a bag of malteasers!
Yeah okay, it’s fixed. I’m not Dynamo…
So how did I do it? Well, at Christmas I found an anti-gravity cake kit in my stocking, and let me tell you, it made for a very exciting bake. You could fashion yourself your own anti-gravity tube made out of sticks or straws, but at under a tenner, this re-usable kit is a winner.
There were crumbs, a broken cake, malteasers rolling all over the floor, a few squeals, multiple sneaky malteaser snacks and a whole variety of edible glues and cements…but after a while, it all came together and looked bloomin’ awesome. And that’s the main thing, am I right?
So here we go, how to make an awesome anti-gravity cake to confuse and mystify all your friends!
You will need:
100g cocoa powder
6 tbsp boiling water
175g self-raising flour
tsp baking powder
275g caster sugar
100g soft butter
150g plain chocolate
150ml double cream
50g icing sugar
Dash of water
2 sharing packets of Malteasers
So first you’re going to need to mix 50g of the cocoa powder with the boiling water, before adding the flour, eggs, milk, baking powder, caster sugar and butter into the bowl and mixing until glossy and smooth.
Try not to lick the spoon as you fill two lined and greased sandwich tins with the rich goo, though I won’t tell anyone if you do. They’ll then need to go in the oven at gas mark 4 for around 30 minutes – this can differ though, so 20 minutes onwards check on your cake.
Once cooked and cooled, melt your plain chocolate with the double cream, again until it’s a delicious mixture. You’ll then have to sacrifice your sanity and wait for it to cool, which will thicken it. Once cooled and thick, slather onto one of the cakes and squish the two together. Try and keep some left over for the top!
Now the fun, yet pretty tricky, part.
If you get yourself the anti-gravity kit, you’ll need to follow the instructions and build your stand – it’s pretty much fixing the vertical tube onto the base – and then slowly lower your cake onto the tube, pressing down so it makes a hole in your cake. This is where mine broke, but with the help of more chocolate icing and the eventual inclusion of malteasers you wouldn’t have known. It might be worth trying to make holes in the cakes before you put them together.
Afterwards, fix the second tube on the top, which will be slanted and will hold the Malteaser packet once you’re done.
We found it pretty difficult to make a glue to hold the sweets onto the tube, but we found mixing icing sugar, cocoa powder and a teeny tiny bit of water until it’s an extremely thick glue seemed to work.
Then you need to just stick the sweets on to the tube and cake (be imaginative!), pop the packet on top, and there you have it! An exciting cake that will wow everyone.
Think you’ll make one of these? My next trick is to make it look like a milk carton pouring onto the cake!