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Floral Wimbledon Tennis Ball Cake

There's nothing I love more then sitting watching the tennis on a sunny day with an elderflower cordial... and gin. So you can imagine that Wimbledon season is the best time of the year, an honorary cake was in order, but why would I want to make an ugly tennis ball? The solution was pretty simple, I covered the whole cake in yellow and white flowers, although it took a long time... which was a great excuse to binge Netflix whilst doing so, it was totally worth it! 



On to the recipe: 
Sponge: 
225g butter/margarine
225g caster sugar
225g self raising flour
1tsp baking powder
4 eggs
Drop of vanilla extract
2 x semi sphere tins [link here] 

Decoration: 
200g icing sugar 
100g butter
200g marzipan 
Yellow and white fondant 
Yellow food colouring 

- Pre heat the oven to Gas Mark 4
1. Cream together the butter and sugar together 
2. Gradually add in the eggs and vanilla 
3. Sieve together the flour and baking powder 
4. Fold in the flour mix
5. Grease the spherical tin and line by making a circle of parchm…

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