Things you'll needIngredients
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/3 cup butter
- 1 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2/3 cup self raising flour
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1 white cake mix
- Food coloring: red, yellow, green and blue
- Inner Core - Cake Pop Maker
- Outer Core - Silicone Sphere Mold
- Mantle - Ball Pan Set
- Decorating Bags
- #1 piping tip
- Baking Sheet
Let's get started!
- Prepare the white cake mix according to the box instructions and make cake balls using the cake pop maker. Set it aside.
- Preheat your oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, self raising flour and almond meal.
- In a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs to the butter mixture until it's well combined. Add the almond extract.
- Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients until no streaks remain.
- Tint this batch yellow.
- Repeat steps 2-5 then tint that batch red.
- Place the silicone sphere mold on a baking sheet and spoon the yellow batter almost to the top.
- Place a cake ball in the center of the yellow batter then bake for about 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out dry. Let it cool completely
- Place the cakes flat side down and remove the excess edges using a knife.
- Grease the sphere cake pans with shortening and fill it with the red cake batter about 3/4 full.
- Using a spoon, make a well in the center and place the yellow half sphere cakes in the middle.
- Bake in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour then let it cool completely.
- Level off the cakes using a knife. Pipe a thin layer of frosting to one cake and spread evenly.
- Place the other sphere on top of the cake.
Time to decorate!
- Tint your frosting blue. Cover the sphere completely and use an offset spatula to smooth it out.
- Add some texture by lightly dabbing the tip of the spatula to the frosting.
- Tint your frosting green and place it in a piping bag fitted with a #1 piping tip. Outline the details all over the earth cake and fill it in.
- Add light swirls of white frosting to the blue frosting.
Written By Rosanna Pansino