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  • Welcome to HowToCookThat, I'm Ann Reardon and today this week we're making a Belle cake

  • from Beauty and The Beast.

  • The first thing you'll need to do is make up the chocolate cake recipe and bake that

  • in 2 round tins and 1 heat-proof glass bowl and we'll use that bit for the top of the

  • dress.

  • Once they're baked just level those and then we need to make our frosting.

  • For that I'm going to use some buttercream and also some ganache, we'll mix that in just

  • for the bit that goes on the outside not for between the layers.

  • The reason for that is that it's a little bit softer and I don't want the layers to

  • slide off each other.

  • I'm also going to flavour that using some Rose Water and colour it with a little bit

  • of pink food colouring.

  • Now Rose Water, for those of you who are in Australia, New Zealand and I think the UK,

  • tastes a bit like musk sticks and Turkish Delight.

  • For those of you in the US (and other countries) if you don't like that rose-type flavour then

  • you can always colour yours yellow and make it lemon flavoured or just leave it plain

  • vanilla buttercream.

  • Spread a small amount of frosting onto a round cake board and add your first cake.

  • Brush that with simple syrup, now this just helps keep the cake moist, I've added some

  • more rose water into this syrup too to intensify that flavour.

  • Spread on a layer of your buttercream, making sure it is level then add your next cake on

  • top.

  • Spread that with frosting as well, smoothing it out, and then add the bowl cake to one

  • side on the very top.

  • Now take your Belle doll and wrap her hair in plastic wrap so that it doesn't get frosting

  • in it, and then wash and dry the body of the doll as well.

  • Using a long knife cut straight down into the cake, you want to put it slightly over

  • to one side and make it a skinny rectangle, don't make it too big because it needs to

  • firmly hold the doll.

  • Use a fork to take the cake out of the hole.

  • And then push ... the doll.. down ... all the way ... into the cake.

  • Now what we want to do is shape the cake so that it doesn't just sit straight down, we

  • want it to have a little bit of movement to the dress.

  • So we are going to make it so she's holding it up on one side and we can see the layers

  • of the dress underneath.

  • Start by carving the curve of the bowl off and just angle it up towards the waist so

  • that it is not quite so rounded and it doesn't look like a bowl.

  • Then follow that down at the front and down on the right hand side to make it smooth,

  • down and out towards the base.

  • Smooth it in the same way at the back, angling it down towards the bottom cake.

  • But don't cut it on the other side because that is where we are going to make her dress

  • come up to her hand and then flow back down.

  • Use your knife to cut out an indent right down the middle of the dress, it doesn't need

  • to be very deep just a little bit.

  • And continue adding more of those, making sure they are evenly spaced.

  • There should be 6 indents altogether.

  • Mash the cake offcuts to make a paste like you would if you were making cake pops.

  • Then form some of that into a large ball and add it to the side of the dress shaping it

  • up towards her hand.

  • Now mix the white chocolate ganache into your frosting mixing it through well.

  • I like those colours mixing together there.

  • And then cover the dress in frosting and you want to refrigerate that for at least 30 minutes.

  • Roll a rectangle of yellow fondant and wrap it around the cake smoothing it down and into

  • the folds of the dress.

  • Trim off the excess at the bottom and use a piece of fondant to smooth down the dress.

  • Squeeze it in at the waist and use a knife to trim it off and then flatten it down so

  • that it makes a smooth line in towards her waist rather than having a bumb there.

  • Now use your fingers pull and shape the fondant up towards her hand so that it looks like

  • she is holding the dress up.

  • Now the amount that she is pulling the fabric up by, we need to trim that off the bottom

  • of the skirt to reveal the underneath.

  • Use a knife to trim roughly around the base of the cake then come in closer and trim off

  • the last little bit.

  • Take some white fondant and add it underneath the yellow so that it covers the frosting

  • and gives you something to join to.

  • Then add some strips of white across, layering them up underneath like layers of the dress.

  • Next make a small indent at the same level on each crease.

  • Then take a thin rectangle of yellow and fold it back and foward like and acordian.

  • Pinch it at one end and gently stretch it then add it into one of the indents.

  • Let it flow down and around.

  • Pinch it there to make it skinny and add it into the next indent.

  • So making sure you're leaving a little bit of 'slack' so that it loops down between each

  • one.

  • Continue that the whole way around the dress then add a gold sugar pearl into the join

  • of each one.

  • For the body part of the dress, cut a piece of fondant with a point down at the waist

  • and another one going down at the top.

  • Wrap it around her body to make the top of the dress.

  • And then at the back you just want to cut it to size using a knife and cut it off at

  • the top to make it straight.

  • And then just smooth those joins by gently pressing on them with your thumb or your finger.

  • Roll a snake of yellow and then use your little finger to roll it and make it skinnier in

  • the centre.

  • Rub a little bit of water on the top of her dress and add the snake into place wrapping

  • it around Belle's shoulders.

  • Use your knife to make indents around this piece so it looks like it has folds or ruffles.

  • And then add a sugar pearl right into the middle.

  • To cover the cakeboard I'm using deep blue to go with the Beauty and The Beast colours

  • and to bring out the yellow of her dress.

  • You can of course use whatever colour you like, if you want a different colour go right

  • ahead.

  • And Belle is ready to dance.

  • If you happen to have the Beast as well you can add him to the cake too.

  • And for those of you who are asking, Yes I am filming this in my new kitchen.

  • It's still not quite ready though, let me know if you want me to do a kitchen tour when

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Welcome to HowToCookThat, I'm Ann Reardon and today this week we're making a Belle cake

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