But making a £10 fake bake with Ferrero Rochers? It seemed out of bounds, until I spotted a 4-pack at Morrisons. This could JUST work!
I'd heard a lot about these Ferrero Duplo bars from Instagram followers. So I grabbed them to go with the Chocolate-Hazelnut dream team theme. Along with Kinder Buenos, chocolate hazelnut spread and Nutella B-Ready bars, this Morrisons fake bake haul looking promising.
This fake bake felt a bit more nerve-y than the previous ones as it was for an actual birthday celebration for one of X-Ray's friends. But it turned out all okay! It even survived a bus journey to the restaurant and a brisk hike up a hill to the pub where we finally cut it.
Fake Bake Recipe - Nutella Ferrero Rocher Cake
2x Ready-made Round Coconut Sponge Cakes (5" or 6" size)
1 tub (400g) of ready-made Chocolate flavour frosting
1 jar of Hazelnut Chocolate spread
Nutella B-ready bars
1. Prepare the cake decorating station with a cake turntable, angled palette knife, cake scraper, a cake board, a tablespoon, a piping bag fitted with a small star nozzle, a knife and a spatula.
2. Decant the frosting into a bowl and whip or stir to loosen and lighten it. Unbox the cakes. Smear a dollop of frosting in the middle of the cake board on the turntable, and then place one of the layer cakes on the board. Scrape off the coconut topping from the top of the cake carefully with a palette knife. Pipe a few lines of frosting around the edge and flood the centre with hazelnut chocolate spread.
3. Stack the second layer cake on top.
4. Scrape off the coconut topping from the top of the stacked cake. Pipe the frosting around the cake. Run a cake scraper along the sides of the cake to smooth. Smooth the top of the cake. Place in the fridge to chill and set.
5. Cut a few Nutella B-Ready bars lengthwise and scoop out the filling. Finely chop the wafer covering into crumble. Sprinkle it along the base of the cake.
6. Warm the hazelnut choc spread in a water bath/double boiler/bain marie.
Pour a tablespoon of warm spread along the sides of the cake. Use the back of the spoon to push drips gently over the edge.
7. Fit a piping bag with a small star nozzle tip and fill with the remaining frosting. Pipe swirls over the top of the cake.
8. Chop some Rochers, duplo, and buenos.
9. Finish decorating by sprinkling the wafer crumble over the cake and adding the chocolates on top.
I'm not sure I know many people who would say no to a Ferrero Rocher.
Lots of love,