TGON Bakes: Batman Utility Belt Cake

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In order to properly celebrate the release of the newest Lego movie about Batman, I just had to give you a Batman themed recipe. But this isn’t any ordinary Batman recipe, as you might think. This recipe is to create Batman’s famous utility belt. And maybe if you make it in the right way (and with some magic), you might be able to actually use it! Well, I’m just kidding you would receive strange looks if you would walk with this cookie belt on the street. Although your lunch is then never far away!

What you will need:
325 g plain flour
½ tsp salt
200 g caster sugar
170 g butter, cold and diced
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla extract
500 g ready to roll fondant icing (in white)
Yellow and Black food colouring
2 tbsp icing sugar, to roll

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How to assemble:
1. Preheat an oven to 180 °C (356 °F)
2.Combine the flour and salt in a bowl
3.Add in the cold, diced butter and start mixing it with your hands, and preferably with only your fingertips.
4. Make sure all the big lumps are completely out and it looks almost like breadcrumbs.
5. Add and mix in the sugar
6. When that is done, put in the vanilla extract and the eggs.
7. Mix all the ingredients into one solid ball of dough with your hands. Make sure to not overwork it, because that wouldn’t make the cookies better. Just squish it enough so it all comes together.
8. Roll the dough out between two sheets of baking paper until it’s about ½ centimetre.
9. Chill the dough in the fridge for at least an hour before trying to cut shapes out of it.
10. Cut the shapes out of the chilled dough. You’ll need to make one giant circle, one bat shaped cookie and an even amount of squares with rounded edges on two sides (see the picture to get what I mean)
11. Transform them onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.
12. Bake them for about 10 minutes. They will still be soft when they come out of the oven but harden when they cool. Remember that they don’t need to be extremely dark, in fact, they shouldn’t gain too much colour.
13. Add some food colouring to some of the fondant to create your desired shades.
14. Roll out the fondant on a work surface and keep it from sticking with the powdered sugar.
15. Cut the fondant into the same size as your cookies and add some detail. Especially the logo is very important. You create the logo by first making a circle out of yellow fondant and a bat shaped piece of fondant out of the black colour. Place the yellow fondant on the large circle shaped cookie that you created, the black bat onto the bat cookie and place the bat onto the yellow. Then roll a thing string of black fondant to put around the edge of the circle.
16. For the rest of the belt, you can cover the cookies entirely with yellow fondant.
17. Stick the fondant to the cookies with a little bit of jam or a mixture of water and powdered sugar.

Source: Sorted Food

If you want to serve the cookies nicely, then place them in the right order and with the bat symbol in the middle, but honestly, I don’t think they would last that long!

Source: Sorted Food

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