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Rubik's Cube Cake Recipe

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by Serena (subscribe)
Just a girl spreading the word about all the fun (and probably nerdy) things to do!
Published April 8th 2013
A puzzle deliciously impossible to solve
If you need a new and interesting idea for a cake, try to make a Rubik's Cube cake!

What you need:
Cake mix
Icing mix (or make your own from scratch see below)
Food colouring
2/3 packs of liquorice strips

All you need to do is bake some cake mix (either made from scratch or from a box) in a square tin. I'd like to point out that it'd taste a lot nicer if you made three thin layers and piled them on top of one another putting cream and jam between the layers.

Cream and jam you can buy from the store, unless once again, you're determined to make your own from scratch.

So once you've built up the base of your cube, the main part comes in, making your icing. Here we go again with the big dilemma, make your own or buy pre-made icing?

If you want to make your own icing follow this quick and simple recipe:
200g butter or margarine, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups pure icing sugar, sifted

Mix the ingredients together until light and fluffy

Back to the cake, lightly score your cake into a grid (traditional Rubik's Cubes are 5 by 5, however if your cake isn't that big, feel free to make it 4 by 4). Separate your icing into different bowls so you can turn them into the different colours needed for your Rubik's Cube.

Spread the different coloured icing wherever you please over your cake and for the final finishing touch, place the liquorice strips over the grid lines.

Be aware that spreading icing can be incredibly messy and will probably take a fair amount of time.

Now here is a picture of our very own Rubik's Cube cake, however this was done quite rushed and by year 8 students, so it is not the most gorgeous looking cake in the world, but with some TLC your own cake will look a lot nicer.

Rubik's Cube cake
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