TGON Bakes: TAG Globe Cake

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In the new movie Tag, a group of friends started a game of tag at nine years old that they played through the month of May. After thirty years, it was the thing that brought them together, even when their lives took them in different directions. However, this might be the last, as it seems like Jerry–who’s never been tagged–might quit. To be able to finally tag Jerry, it requires some to travel all over the country.

Ingredients

Cake
420 gr sifted cake flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
230 gr unsalted butter
400 gr sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
240 ml whole milk

Whipped frosting
800 ml heavy cream, well chilled
320 gr sifted powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon extract
The zest of 2 finely grated lemons

Decorations
150 gr chocolate rocks
Blue, green and red gel food colouring

How to bake

Cake
1. Pre-heat the oven to 400°F/200°C.
2. Grease the inside of both halves of your sports ball pan generously with butter.
3. Dust them with flour before turning them upside down and tapping out the excess flour.
3. Sift the cake flour, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl.
4. Beat in the butter one spoon at a time, using an electric mixer set on low speed, until the mixture resembles sand.
5. Beat in the sugar. Again a tablespoon at a time, until the mixture resembles fine damp sand.
6. Then beat in the eggs one at a time.
7. Add the vanilla and milk, and beat on medium-high, until it is all just blended.
8. Pour half of the batter into each pan and set the pans on metal rings on a baking sheet.
9. Bake the cakes for 35-40 minutes until the tops are golden brown and a skewer inserted in the center of each cake comes out clean.
10. Allow the cakes to cool for 10 minutes, then remove them from the pans
11. Let them cool for 20 minutes, then place them in the freezer for about an hour.

Whipped Frosting

1. With the help of a chilled bowl and chilled beaters, beat the cream until it is frothy.

2. Add the icing sugar and vanilla gradually while beating.

3. Whip until the frosting is light and has a thick enough consistency to spread as an icing.

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Decorating
1. Color 2/3 of the frosting blue using gel food coloring.
2. Color half of the remaining frosting green using a few squirts of the green gel food coloring and a few drops of red. Cover the frosting until you need it.
2. Cut the cakes into two sphere halves, removing the part of the cake that puffed up during baking.
3. Cut a 4 1/2 inch/11 cm round out of each of the scrap pieces of cake.
4. Cut a 2 1/2 inch /6 cm circle out of the center of each of those rounds. This will make the north and south poles.
5. Cut and dig out a 2 1/2 inch/6 cm round well in the center of each cake.
6. Use a dab of frosting to attach one cake ring on top in the center of each half sphere cake.
7. Line the cleaned sports ball pans with two layers of plastic wrap.
8. Heat the blue frosting on high power in the microwave for three 10 second increments, stirring after each until the frosting is smooth and pourable.
9. Pour half of the frosting into each pan.
10 Press one cake into each pan allowing the frosting to ooze up around the edges. 11. Scrape off excess frosting, then keep adding the cut cake rings and frosting until the cake is level with the edge of the pan.
12. Freeze the cakes for at least 30 minutes.
13. Remove the cakes from the freezer and use a serrated knife to level each cake, removing any frosting and cake that rises above the edge of the pan.
14. Lift the plastic wrap out of pans and peel it off the cakes.
15. Set one cake cut side up on a metal ring from the cake pan set.
16. Fill the well in the cake with half of the chocolate rocks.
17. Then add a thin layer of frosting around the edge of the cake.
19. Pour the remaining chocolate rocks into the well in the second cake, leaving a 1/2 inch/ 1 cm of room at the top.
20. Cut a 1/2 inch /1 cm thick slice from one of the 2 1/2 inch/6 cm round cake pieces.
21. Frost around the edge of the cake and set it in the well over the candy to plug up the hole.
22. Carefully lift the cake, turn it upside down, and set it on top of the bottom cake.
23. Smooth out the blue frosting, making it look like waves.
24. Add some spots of white frosting around the globe.
25. With the green frosting, pipe it on the cake to create continents.

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