My girls have seen all the sugar cube pyramids around and were so disappointed that they couldn't eat them - most are glued together with glue but even using icing sugar there is too much sugar to eat it. So we came up with this idea...
Make a pyramid out of cake!
This is how we made ours...
You will need:
For the cake...
- A baking tray
- A mixing bowl
- 375g butter
- 375g caster sugar
- 3 eggs
- 375g plain flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- yellow food colouring (optional)
- Pre-heat oven to 180c
- Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until it goes a light colour.
- Add the eggs one at a time mixing briskly (we used an electric mixer)
- Add the flour, baking powder and the food colouring (if you are adding food colouring)
- Spread your cake mixture across the baking tray like this...
When it's completely cooled down cut into squares...
Then make your edible glue AKA icing! We filled a cup with icing sugar and then added water teaspoon by teaspoon until we found the right consistency (thick but still runny).
We started our pyramid with a 6x6 base filled in so 36 squares of cake. Then we added a layer of icing, carefully so not to break the cake.
Then we build on top of that a 5x5 square of 25 squares of cake then added another layer of icing on top of them...
Then we added a 4x4 square of 16 squares of cake then, (yes, you've got it) more icing on top of that.
Then 3x3 of 9 squares on top of that, more icing then...
2x2 of 4 squares a dab of more icing on top then...
The very last one on top! Of course the extra squares of cake are for eating and maybe a few for the little ones to make mini pyramids of there own.
We had great fun. I hope you do too!
What else can be learnt:
Maths - times tables,
That cakes are an irreversible change unlike things like ice that are reversible (they can be melted and then frozen again,
The viscosity of the icing
Structures - What would happen if we tried to make it with a hole in the middle. What materials would make a stronger pyramid.