Cake of the month Caramel Mud Cake
+ MAKE AHEAD You can bake the cakes up to 2 days ahead. Store in airtight containers in the fridge.
+ SUPPORT ACT The skewers act as supports for the top layer.
+ SMOOTH OPERATORS Short and long palette knives are a cook’s best friend when decorating cakes. They are available from kitchen supply stores.
+ TOP TIP You’ll need 20cm and 23cm round cake boards, available from cake decorating outlets.
+ BUY IT Purchase pesticide-free flowers from a florist – make sure you tell them they are to decorate a cake.