One Direction cake

This delicious coffee, chocolate and orange cake is the perfect bake for any One Direction fan. With all five of those cheeky boys nestled on top we know what lots of people are going to want this year for their birthdays...

One Direction cake

This delicious coffee, chocolate and orange cake is the perfect bake for any One Direction fan. With all five of those cheeky boys nestled on top we know what lots of people are going to want this year for their birthdays...

One Direction cake

We think you might know One Direction fan or two... Give them the best kind of birthday treat with this cake which features all five of those cheeky boys. We show you how to make the five boys with our detailed step-by-step guide.

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Character ingredients: - 250g black ready to use gumpaste (mexican/modeling paste) - 250g white ready to use gumpaste - 200g flesh/peach ready to use gumpaste - Yellow, brown, blue, black and red food colour - White ball sprinkles (nonpareils) for eyes - Mistletoe (optional) - Edible glue Equipment: - 8 x 6 inch lolly sticks (Cut 2 sticks into 3 to get 6x mini sticks) - A few dry spaghetti strands - Dummy cake or styrofoam block (to use for drying items) - Small rolling pin - Brushes - Craft knife/scalpel - Ball tool, bone ball tool and a rounded flat end tool - Pointed tool or tooth pick - Star, heart and round cutters and a no 10 nozzle - A small piece of florist wire for the Mistletoe (optional) - Print outs of each character for reference - Cake board

One Direction: This is Us it out on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD on 19th December

For the heads

Shape 25g of flesh coloured gumpaste into an oval, pinch and flatten the narrow end to form a chin. Make an indent ¾ down with the side of your finger or use a rounded tool to help form the shape of a face.

For the heads

One Direction cake

Mark out the eyes using the small end of ball tool and make a slit for the mouth using a rounded flat tool. Opening the slit to allow for teeth (if wanting teeth, Harry in this design is showing his teeth). Push into the corners of the mouth using a pointed tool.

For the heads

One Direction cake

Roll out the eyes and place into the sockets.

Roll out a small, thin piece of flesh paste for the eyelids. Cut a circle shape using a small round cutter or the end of a no.10 nozzle.

Trim and discard the central panel leaving 2 x half moon shapes.

Place these over the eyes to form the eyelids.

For the nose

One Direction cake

To make the nose, roll out a small piece of flesh paste into a cone then pinch while flattening the end.

Use the no.10 nozzle to trim off the sides.

Attach the nose with glue or water, blending onto the face.

For the mouth

One Direction cake

Teeth: Shape a small piece of white icing into a teardrop and a small piece of flesh coloured icing into a sausage, rolling both ends to a point, divide this into two length ways.

Attach the white icing into the mouth opening and blend with a brush.

For Harry - make his mouth wider to create a bigger grin.

Using smaller rolls of flesh coloured icing, add the lips and blend with a small brush until you have the required shape.

Set the head to correct position using a mini stick. Place into the foam and allow to dry.

Shape eyes and mouths according to your character reference picture.

For the ears

One Direction cake

Flatten out a small ball of flesh coloured paste, using the small end of the ball tool, make an indentation towards the top.

For the ears

One Direction cake

Position the ear onto the side of head with glue. Blend the front of the ear into the head using a small brush.

Repeat for all heads except Harry.

For the bodies

One Direction cake

Colours:

  • Liam = Dark Grey
  • Louis = White
  • Niall = Dark Grey
  • Zayn = White
  • Harry = Black

Colour and shape 25g of each paste into a teardrop, flattening both ends, the wider end will be the shoulders.

For the bodies

One Direction cake

Press into the centre of the widest end with the large ball tool.

Press into the sides with the same tool to create sockets for the arms.

For the bodies

One Direction cake

Dip a lolly stick into glue then insert through the centre of the fondant from the narrow end, until you have about 1-inch of the stick poking out at the top (this will be our support for the head).

Repeat for the five bodies, so that you have - 2 x white and 2 x grey plus 1 x black bodies.

For the necks

One Direction cake

Next we need to create their necks! Take a piece of flesh coloured paste and roll into a ball. Using your sharp tool, poke through the centre and shape paste into a teardrop shape whilst on the tool.

Add glue to the body neck line and the lolly stick.

Slide your neck shape over the stick, gently pressing to make sure it sticks.

Leave to dry.

Harry's body

One Direction cake

Taking Harry's torso, mark out the front of his shirt by scoring two lines down the center, for the buttons use a small nozzle or tool and press this in the center of the lines.

Allow to dry right side up.

Harry's body

One Direction cake

Roll a 1-inch ball of black paste to create a base for the torso. As a guide, push the top of the body into a ball to mark your placement. Then using the large ball tool mark the holes for legs.

Harry's legs

One Direction cake

Roll a sausage shape, flattened at both ends, cut in half so you have 2 x 2.5-inch legs.

Use the bone ball tool and press in the bottom of each legs.

Bend these to your desired angle.

Harry's legs

One Direction cake

Take a 1.5-inch piece of spaghetti dipped into your glue and push through trouser leg (stop just before the knee area) leaving a 1/4-inch sticking out for his shoes.

Repeat for the top end of the legs.

Attaching Harry's legs

One Direction cake

Dab glue onto the ends of the legs and position into place on the base of body, use a scrunched up piece of kitchen roll to support the underneath.

Using your rounded flat tool, blend the edges of the legs to the base using a brush and tiny bit of water. Add creases into knee joints.

Harry's jacket

One Direction cake

First make the back of the jacket by rolling out some light grey paste.

Lay your torso as a guide and trim straight edges around the shape. Make sure to leave a little extra at the shoulders and sides to allow for the seams.

Use a circle cutter to trim arm and neck holes (like a vest shape).

Harry's jacket

One Direction cake

Using the first piece as a template, create the front of the jacket in exactly the same way. Cut in half and trim the front at an angle into a v shape.

Attaching Harry's torso

One Direction cake

To do this, simply add a little glue to the top part of his lower body and sit the torso on

(pushing the stick through the base).

To add his jacket, take the back jacket section, add a little glue and place on the back of your figure.

Glue along the 'seams' of the jacket then lay on the front section, making sure to join the front and back.

Shape the jacket into place, adding ripples to create a fabric effect.

Harry's jacket collar

One Direction cake

Roll out a long, thin rectangular piece of paste.

Cut two small triangles to create lapels.

Harry's jacket

One Direction cake

Glue around the edge of the jacket and attach.

Trim to match length of jacket front.

Harry's shoe bases

One Direction cake

Roll 2 x white paste pieces, shape into ovals and flatten. Start pressing out the center of each, making sure to leave the edges higher.

Roll out 2 x black paste and shape into a boot making sure they will fit into each sole.

Trim off the toe part of the black shoe and roll a small ball of white. Divide this into 2 to create the new front of shoe.

Harry's shoes and laces

One Direction cake

Mark out the front detail for the laces with a pointed tool.

Glue the shoe onto the base, adding in your half ball of white for the front.

For the laces:

Roll thin spaghetti shapes and divide into 10 pieces. Glue them onto the shoe, criss-crossing as you go.

Position the legs into your desired angle and attach the shoes with glue.

Allow to dry.

Harry's face and hair

One Direction cake

Paint Harry's eyes green.

Add eyebrows rolled from brown paste and paint the lips with a watered down red food colouring.

Harry's face and hair

One Direction cake

Roll out brown paste into little sausage shapes, then twist to create curls.

Carefully attach with glue to the back of the head.

Harry's face and hair

One Direction cake

Continue to build this up creating layers.

Harry's face and hair

One Direction cake

For Harry's fringe, glue a piece of paste across the front of his head and blend across in a sweeping motion using a pointed tool to create the texture.

Harry's Christmas sign

One Direction cake

Roll out a thin piece of white paste and cut out a rectangle, big enough to sit on across the width of Harry's legs. Insert small pieces of dry spaghetti through the bottom on each side and allow to dry (these will be used to position into Harry's thighs).

Paint your greeting on with a black edible pen or edible paint, you can replace the Christmas message with a birthday greeting to suit your occasion. Allow this to dry then decorate with star sprinkles.

Once the sign is dry, mark the desired position of the sign on Harry's knees and using a sharp tool or spaghetti, make small holes for the sign to sit in.

Attach the sign to Harry's knees by dabbing a little glue in the holes. Place a piece of rolled up kitchen roll behind the sign for extra support and allow to dry.

Harry's Christmas sign

One Direction cake

Once everything is dry, attach Harry's arms and hands (Steps 57-59), using glue to stick his hands to the sign.

Mistletoe

One Direction cake

Using a thin piece of spaghetti, cover in green fondant and push through Harry's hand when you have attached his arms and hands to his body.

Attach small leaves and white sprinkles for the berries.

Zayn's jacket

One Direction cake

Repeat the same technique as Harry's jacket (opens in new tab), using black fondant, to create the base. This time, as it is a leather jacket, add a wider collar and create triangles to become the lapels.

Zayn's jacket

One Direction cake

Mark out the stitching detail around the collar with a pointed tool.

Zayn's face

One Direction cake

Using a small paintbrush, paint brown into the centre of the eyes.

Line eyelids with black and add white sprinkle as a highlight.

Add eyebrows rolled from black paste.

Paint lips.

Attaching Zayn's head

One Direction cake

To attach the head to the body, poke the stick through the bottom of the head. Remove to add glue and return to stick. If the stick or neck is too long, trim as needed.

To create Zayn's hair:

Start with a ball of black paste and flatten out across his head, with your fingers shaping it around the head as you go.

Attaching Zayn's head

One Direction cake

Build the paste up at the front and blend/score in different directions to give his hair texture. Carefully drag down some hair onto the face to create a fringe.

Liam's hooded jumper

One Direction cake

Roll flat a piece of black paste and cut into two panels.

Attach to either side of the front of his top.

Liam's hood

One Direction cake

Using black paste, roll into a ball and work into a round cup shape using the large ball tool or your hands.

Liam's jacket

One Direction cake

Using light grey paste, roll out flat to cut out his jacket - using the same technique as Harry's jacket and attach to the torso.

Attaching Liam's hood

One Direction cake

Cut a straight piece from the hood shape to allow you to wrap this around the top of the jacket.

Following the collar shape, bring the corners to the front of the jacket and glue to the black jumper panels.

Santa hat

One Direction cake

Take a piece of red paste and shape into a teardrop. Chop the bottom off and using a large ball tool smooth a hole into the base working the hollow out big enough to fit onto their heads.

Santa hat

One Direction cake

Add a small piece of spaghetti into the top of the hat and roll a white ball for your bobble.

Santa hat

One Direction cake

Bend into shape, adding creases at the bend. Glue on the white bobble.

Liam's head

One Direction cake

Paint the centre of the eyes brown and add a white sprinkle as a highlight.

Add eyebrows rolled from light brown paste. Next create some stubble to his chin and top lip using some crumbled dried brown paste, using glue to attach.

Paint lips.