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  • Welcome to How To Cook That I am Ann Reardon

  • Today we are making a giant gummy bear swimming pool cake with jelly belly very cherry frosting.

  • And some home made lolly pop splashes coming out of the top of the pool.

  • Firstly you'll need to bake two round chocolate cakes and make one quantity of chocolate buttercream.

  • I'll put a link in the description below to and there you'll find all

  • of the cake and frosting recipes and recipe quantities and amounts of everything that

  • you need to make this cake. I am using my rich chocolate cake recipe.

  • And once you've made it and let it cool use a cake leveler or a knife to cut each one

  • into two even layers.

  • Now to make the jelly belly very cherry frosting. To do you are going to need 5 bottles of soda.

  • I got these and the giant gummy bear from vat19, I love it when I discover a youtube

  • channel that didn't know existed before and it's great fun. Me and my boys ended up watching

  • many of their videos and writing a big wish list and we had their catchphrase end of video

  • song stuck in our heads for days. ANyway you should go check it out it's really

  • cool.

  • Turn that on to boil, we want to concentrate the flavour and the sugar. To do that it will

  • need to boil for about 40 minutes. All pans and stove tops are different so don't just

  • time it you'll need to add a candy thermometer to your pan and let the water evaporate off

  • it's ready when it reaches 238F or 114C

  • While you're waiting check out vat 19 and then make some simple syrup. To do that mix

  • together half a cup of sugar and half a cup of water and stir until it is dissolved and

  • boiling. Then remove it from the heat and let it cool down.

  • Check your candy thermometer when it is getting to around 200F or 90C

  • Place four egg whites into the bowl of an electric mixer and mix them until they have

  • soft peaks.

  • Once the jelly belly soda is at 238F or 114C take it off the heat, turn the mixers on again

  • and pour the hot sugar syrup into the bowl in a thin stream. Keep the mixers running,

  • if you feel the side of that bowl it will be hot, you want to keep whipping it until

  • it has cooled down. And is thick.

  • To assemble, place a small amount of chocolate buttercream on the base, add a layer of cake

  • then pipe a circle of buttercream around the edge.

  • Using a pastry brush dab on some of your cooled simple syrup, this helps make the cake really

  • moist. Then add some of your very cherry frosting and spread it out. Having the buttercream

  • on the sides like I have got here. That helps stop the inside frosting from spilling out

  • the edges of the cake which makes it easier when you are trying to cover the whole cake

  • in frosting. Repeat that with two more layers of cake then cover the whole thing in buttercream.

  • Get the edges as straight up and down as you can so that when you add the kitkats they

  • have a flat surface to stick to.

  • Then add those kit kats all the way around the outside edge of the cake. Secure in place

  • with a ribbon. I actually added the ribbon later, but it will be easier if you add it

  • here.

  • To the left over frosting add some blue colouring and mix that in really well. Then add that

  • onto the top of the cake. If you are making this cake the day before the party then stop

  • there and do the rest of this recipe on the day of the party.

  • Now to unwrap the giant gummy bear, this thing weighs 5 pounds that's 2.3kg which is like

  • a premie baby. And just like a newborn it can't sit itself up. So we are going to need

  • to support it with cake spikes 1. so it will sit up right and

  • 2. so that it won't squash our cake.

  • Take three wooden cake spikes and spike them into the base of the bear in a triangular

  • shape so it will stand itself . Then place it into the top of the cake. Then add your

  • blue m&m's around the base of the bear.

  • To make our blue lollipop splashes. Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan and stir until

  • it is dissolved. Once its dissolved wash down the sides of the pan using a wet pastry brush

  • and let it boil unstirred until you see one area start to turn golden. When you see that

  • remove it from the heat immediately. Stir in some blue food colour and then spoon onto

  • some non-stick baking paper. Once you have made a nice splash shape add

  • a lolli pop stick to the lower side of the splash.

  • Once they are cooled completely they will set hard and then you can just add them into

  • your cake to make it look like the bear is jumping into the water to make it look like

  • the bear is jumping into the water and making a big splash everywhere.

  • And there you have it a very cherry giant gummy bear swimming pool cake.

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