Bake these cute cakes, designed by Gary Rhodes, Angela Hartnett, Ainsley Harriott and Anjum Anand, to sell in aid of Children in Need
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Pudsey’s honey bees – Ainsley Harriott
Colour white ready-to-roll icing blue, black, yellow, green and orange with paste food colourings (leave some white). Half-knead white icing into blue to look like sky. Roll out and cut circles to fit cakes. Brush cakes with honey; lay circles on top. Make a template and cut bees from rolledout black icing. Cut stripes and use a cutter to make flowers from rolled yellow icing, and wings from white. Shape antennae, flower stalks and centres from coloured icing. Attach with honey.
Toffee apples - Gary Rhodes
Melt a knob of butter, add 3 eating apples, peeled and cut into 1cm dice, and cook until soft, then drain any juices. Briefly bubble 3 heaped tbsp golden syrup and 1 scant tbsp black treacle together to thicken slightly. Mix half with apples. Cool and stir in 50-75g soft fudge, chopped into small dice. Spoon onto cakes and drizzle with the rest of the syrup.
Flowery Italian flag – Angela Hartnett
Colour white ready-to-roll icing red, green and yellow with paste food colours (leave some white). Use a cutter to make flowers from rolled-out white, red and green icing. Roll small balls from yellow icing and press into flower centres. Mix 3-4 tbsp water into 300g fondant icing sugar, spread over cakes, then leave to set slightly. Lay flowers in lines on top.
Share your good fortune – Anjum Anand
Colour some white ready-to-roll icing brown with paste food colour, then use to shape boxes. Damp edges and brush with edible gold glitter and leave to dry. Cut circles from rolled-out white icing to fit cake tops. Brush cake tops with honey, lay a circle and box on top of each, then fill and spill with small colourful sweets, jumbo edible confetti, sugar ‘diamonds’, gold dragees and edible gold sparkles.