Food hack: Angel cake shapes

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  • The perfect idea for kids’ parties! Your little ones are going to love angel cake shapes made with a variety of cookie cutters, including heart shapes and butterfly shapes.

    It really doesn’t take much to make these angel cake shapes. All you need is a shopbought angel cake and cookie cutters in any shape you like; be creative – try stars, hearts and butterflies, but also go for initials, words and numbers for a special birthday.

    Psst! Hosting a birthday party? Take a look at our kids’ birthday cake recipes.

    First, cut the angel cake in half lengthways.

    Press your chosen cookie cutter into the cake and wiggle gently. Repeat to make more shapes, getting them as close to each edge as possible for minimum waste (though we know no cake will go to waste). You should be able to make 6 shapes or more out of 1 cake, depending on the size of your cutters. Leftover cake can be mixed together with buttercream and turned into cake pops. Or if you’d rather something a little easier, turn the leftovers into cake crumbs and sprinkle over ice cream or hot chocolate.

    These fun and quirky shapes are a great way to make a slab of cake that little bit more adventurous. They’re also a great alternative to birthday cake at kids’ parties. Pop them into your children’s party bags.

    These cake shapes are great if you’re looking for a quirky kids’ party food idea on a budget. We bought our angel cake for £1, which was a bargain and managed to get 6 mini cakes from just 1 loaf – that’s around 16p per cake! Try different cakes too. A layered loaf cake is the perfect option to get the best effect. The possibilities are endless!

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