Recipe for magic magic cake: perfect for children’s birthday party


4 April 2022 – 09:08 Clock

Big and small should agree: Cake always works – regardless of shape! But if you want it to be really spectacular, this magic cake is just the thing. The wand floats in the air and drops delicious sweets on the cake as if from nowhere. More baking magic is not possible! How the optical trick works, we show you step by step in the video.

There are more magic ideas for kids at Ehrlich Brothers Magic School – available anytime in the stream on RTL +!

What you need for the magic cake:

For the cake:

  • 220g soft butter
  • 160 grams of sugar
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 5 eggs (size M)
  • 170 grams of flour
  • 2 tablespoons bakkakao
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 50 ml milk
  • 100 g grated chocolate
  • butter for lubrication
  • Baking tray (diameter 24 cm)

For the decoration:

  • cake stand
  • 250 g white coating
  • sweets
  • Mikado sticker
  • White fondant
  • starch
  • Food pencils (red and black)
  • sugar sprinkles
  • Magic wand
  • hot glue
  • Ruler, pencil, scissors and white paper
  • Silicone mat and fondant roll (rolling pin)

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  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees top / bottom heat or 160 degrees hot air. For the cake batter, cream the softened butter with sugar, vanilla sugar and salt. Then add the eggs one at a time and continue beating.
  2. Mix the flour with the baking cocoa and the baking powder in a separate bowl. Gradually add this mixture to the batter, alternating with the milk and stirring in both alternately. Finally, turn down the grated chocolate.

  3. Grease the cake tin and pour in the batter. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes. Then let the cake cool completely.

The decoration:

  1. While the cake is in the oven, you can prepare the fondant playing cards: draw a template for a playing card on a piece of white paper. Draw and cut out a rectangle 5 cm high and 3 cm wide.
  2. Then roll out the white fondant with a little cornstarch. Place the paper template on the fondant and carefully cut out eight rectangles with a knife.

  3. Use red and black edible pencils to paint the fondant playing cards. Then the fondant must solidify.

  4. Cut the top of the cake straight with a large knife. Melt the white casing over a water bath, then pour the melted chocolate over the cake and spread. Leave about 50 g of chocolate. (Tip: The 50 g chocolate can also be melted separately.)

  5. Place a cake support in the middle of the cake and spread some of the candy around the cake support on top of the cake. Sprinkle the chocolate over the edge of the cake if you like.

  6. Now gradually brush the melted white chocolate on the cake base and then attach the candy to it. It is important that the cake support is decorated piece by piece so that the chocolate does not solidify too quickly, otherwise the sweets will not last.

  7. Grease the top of the Mikado sticks with the remaining melted chocolate and glue the sticks to the back of the fondant playing cards. When the chocolate has solidified and the Mikado sticks are attached to the fondant cards, the cards can be inserted into the cake edge.

  8. Now comes the magic wand: Layer by layer of hot glue is glued to the magic wand on a suitable surface. This is to create a small stick that can later be used to insert the magic wand into the opening on the cake stand.

  9. After the glue has set, the rod is trimmed with scissors to fit the hole in the cake stand. Then all you have to do is stick the magic wand in the opening – and candy will seep out of the floating magic wand!

Reading tips: The complete step-by-step instructions in pictures and the recipe to download are also here!

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Even more magical ideas for children: In their magic school, Germany’s most successful professional magicians Andreas and Christian Ehrlich bring fun from the stage to the living room. In each episode, two future magicians under the age of 15 compete against each other. In addition, the pros not only show small magic fans impressive illusions, but also reveal magical secrets that they can imitate at home. All episodes of Ehrlich Brothers Magic School can be seen here in the stream on RTL +! (rka)


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