Hey guys, it's Ro Welcome to another Nerdy Nummies

I got so many requests from you guys to make a Hatchimal themed cake, So that is exactly what I am going to be doing today If you aren't familiar with Hatchimals they are adorable toys that now I have fallen in love with I invited my friend Sam over to help me hatch some Hatchimals It was the first time that we had ever done this and it was so much fun They're little animals that are half-bird, half another creature and they come in a little shell and you nurture them and they actually peck through the shell They learn how to walk and talk and sing and I think they tell your fortune like a magic eight ball

This is my favorite Hatchimal so far This is Owl-icorn Half-owl, half-unicorn So today we are baking a Hatchimal cake to look like Owl-icorn So let's get started! The recipe that we are making today is a cotton candy flavored cake

I've never done that before and I thought it was so fitting because because Owl-icorn has those cotton candy colors The thing you need will be: 3 cups of cake flour, two cups of sugar, one cup of milk, two cups of butter at room temperature, two teaspoons of cotton candy flavor, 1/4 teaspoon of pink gel color, half a teaspoon of salt, one tablespoon of baking powder, and five eggs We're only going to be using the whites Now let's put it all together! First step to making our cake, whisk together your dry ingredients Flour, baking powder, and salt

Then whisk together until well combined and set off to the side Next step, cream together your butter and sugar A good tip is that you want the butter to be at room temperature so it's a little softer and easier to cream Add your sugar Then using an electric mixer, mix together on a medium speed until light and fluffy

This usually takes about two to three minutes Butter mixture is ready, we've also got our dry ingredients and milk We're going to alternate adding our dry ingredients and milk to our butter mixture starting and ending with dry So you add a third of the dry, mix it up, half of the milk, mix it up, another third of the dry, mix it up, second half of the milk, mix it up and last of the dry and mix it up Don't forget to scrape down the sides with your spatula

Our batter is looking good, it's a really thick batter I love this Now add the color and flavoring Poor in the cotton candy extract and pink gel color Alright, let's mix it up one more time

Yeah! Once the batter color is nice and even you can set it off to the side Pink batter is off to the side and I know what you're thinking "Well Ro, what about those eggs? We never added our eggs to the cake batter!" That is an egg-celent question! We're going to be making a meringue and then fold together with our cake batter So let's get cracking! So in the big bowl we want our five egg whites To get an egg white, crack your egg I like to use the jiggle method

Jiggle the yolk back and forth between the two shells and allow the egg white to drip to the bottom of the bowl Using an electric mixer, mix together until soft peaks start to form Usually takes a couple minutes on a high speed Just remember you want clean beaters to do this, when you're making a meringue Take your beaters out, and the little tip right here is a little peak and look, it's soft, it flops around! Now gently fold in the meringue to the pink cake batter in three parts

Scoop – I'm just going to eyeball it This is about a third If you've never folded before, it's not a mix where you mixed rigorously You want to keep the air in the batter So what you do is you take a spatula and you scoop underneath the batter, fold over the top, and turn

So you scoop, over and turn Like this Just keep adding your meringue and folding it in It might be hard to see on camera but the meringue really fluffed up our batter it light, it is fluffy and it is ready to bake In front of me I have a six inch, round cake pan

Which I have greased and lined with a piece of parchment paper at the bottom so that when you plop the cake out it won't stick to the sides And this really unique Easter egg mold I'll put a link down to below to where I found this online I thought this would look most like the egg, like the Hatchimals egg They come with these little silicon bases which you place on top of a baking sheet and place the mold on top

So that while it's baking it doesn't move around the tray and your batter will go everywhere You're going to fill these almost all the way to the top And then the left over batter will go in our little six inch round Cotton candy cakes are ready to bake, heat your oven to 325 degrees and bake these larger egg cakes for an hour and a half We're using a slow bake method

We're reducing the heat and baking longer So the cake will bake evenly and won't be burnt around the sides And bake the little cake for thirty minutes Our cakes have baked and had plenty of time to cool I put the round one off to the side

Now we are going to assemble our cakes and decorate To assemble we are going to basically glue our two egg halves together, using our little edible glue, our little butter cream frosting Pipe some butter cream icing on top of one of the halves and then place the second half of the cake on top Now pop this in the freezer for ten minutes so it can chill together Once the cake is chill, cut off the bottom so our egg can sit upright just like a hatchimal

What is really cool about the egg mold is that is has this zig-zag impression at the top So we're going to use that as a guide Again using a small serrated knife, we're going to cut along the line Ready!! We're almost done carving our cake, we just have to make a little space in the middle for out Hatchimal to sit inside We're going to cut a little hole in the middle, about in inch

In front of me I have a turntable, just to make icing a little bit easer This parts totally optional You don't need one Then pipe a thin layer of butter cream icing all the way around and smooth it out with a spatula Don't worry, it doesn't need to look perfect because we're going to cover the cake with fondant

After a bunch of smoothing with my spatula we're going to set it in the fridge and while this cake is chilling in the fridge we are going to make our little Hatchimal, our animal with our round cake We're going to make a big cake ball So to do that we need crumb our six inch cake So cut it up into pieces Woo! And over a large bowl, just rub the pieces together

Use your hands, crumb it up Okay, this is looking good Now add one tablespoon of butter cream frosting Boop! This is where you get your hands pretty messy, but it's fun Just keep working it into the dough

Once it starts to come together just roll it into a ball Place on a plate and refigerate it for about 20 minutes Cake ball is in the fridge In front of me I rolled out a large, rectangle piece of marshmallow fondant Now we're going to wrap it all the way around our cake

Just gently press it against the cake Cut of this excess fondant Get outta 'ere! Get outta 'ere! And then for the top, just gently tuck it in and use you fingers in between each groove After cutting off all the excess fondant at the bottom and the back and pressing it against the cake, making it really smooth looking We are going to decorate the fondant! To look like little Owl-icorns shell

So on her shell there is like cotton candy pink and this teal cotton candy blue-ish color And it's splattered all the way around the egg It's also sparkly, which we all add later We want the pink to dry first Over here in these two little bowls we have cotton candy and that same kind of teal-blue cotton candy colors

I am splatter-painting this The same way I would a DIY pair of jeans, or a craft project It's gonna get a little messy but a lot of fun Once we've got the cake all splattered we're going to set it off to the side to dry while we make some more fondant decorations for little Owl-icorn! Now using some more marshmallow fondant, that I've dyed purple, a darker purple, regular white black and kind of this teal color We are going to make the features of Owl-icorns face You are just going to roll it out into a log, and then I'm just going to twist to make a unicorn horn Now press it flat so it can sit

It's either a unicorn horn or a really tall poop To make the eyeballs grab the other purple, press flat, using a small circle cookie cutter cut out two eyeballs Same steps, roll out the black fondant Using a number 12 tip to cut out some smaller circles Pinch two small balls out of the white fondant And place them on top of the black circles

Last but not least, we are going to make the teal beak Using your fingers, shape it to look like the beak Then using a fondant tool poking holes, boop, for the nostrils, and creating a mouth I've got all of my fondant decorations and I took the cake ball out of the fridge Next step is to gently place it on top of the cake

Now before you start frosting we are going to stick on the eyeballs, because we want them to look sunken in like the fur is coming around the eyes just like a little Hatchimal In the piping bag I have some pink butter cream icing I dyed it to look like a cotton candy color and the tip at the end I'm using is a number 16 It's a very small, teeny, open star tip Final decoration step, we're going to dust a little bit of rainbow disco dust, this is edible, on the outside of the shell

And ta-daaa! Here is the Hatchimal cake that we made today! A big thank you to you guys for suggesting something Hatchimal themed I really like this cake because it's customizable, you can make any Hatchimal whatever one if your favorite I'll be posting a punch of pictures and the cotton candy cake recipe on rosannapansinocom, instagram, facebook and twitter! So you can check it out there And if you guys make a Hatchimal cake, please take a picture and send it to me, I love seeing your baking creations

It just makes me happy, it makes my day And if you have any ideas for any other Nerdy Nummies please let me know Leave me a comment down below and I will do my best to make it happen Alright, thanks again you guys, bye bye! What do ya think?? *Hatchimal makes noises* I think she likes it!

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