We are getting into the festive season and there is no better way to celebrate than with a chocolate orange cake! we'll guide you through the steps to decorate your ready-made chocolate orange sponge cake and turn it into a showstopper that will impress everyone at your next gathering.
**Ingredients You'll Need:**
- Ready-made chocolate orange sponge cake from Nude Cakes
- Chocolate orange frosting(you can either buy ready made frosting or make your own)
- Orange Coloured frosting (for piping)
- Terry's Chocolate Orange
- Piping bag and tips
- Cake turntable (optional but helpful)
**Step 1: Prepare Your Workstation**
Before you begin, make sure you have a clean and clutter-free workspace.
**Step 2: Split the Cake**
unwrap your ready to decorate chocolate orange Cake. Next, split your cake into three layers. Use a long, serrated knife to make horizontal cuts through the cake. Take your time and use a gentle sawing motion to create even layers.
**Step 3: Apply Chocolate Orange Frosting**
Now comes the fun part—frosting! Spread a generous layer of chocolate orange frosting on the bottom layer of the cake. Make sure to spread it evenly, right to the edges. Place the next cake layer on top and repeat until all the layers are stacked.
**Step 4: Chocolate drizzle**
Melt some milk or dark chocolate and drizzle it over the middle of the cake
**Step 4: Piping the Orange Frosting**
Fill a piping bag fitted with your favourite decorative tip (a star or round tip works well) with the orange coloured frosting. Pipe decorative swirls or rosettes along the top edge of the cake. For a 10 inch cake like in our photo we recommend 14-16 swirls.
**Step 5: Garnish with Terry's Chocolate Orange**
Finally, the pièce de résistance! Carefully place Terry's Chocolate Orange pieces on top of your beautifully frosted cake. You can arrange them in a circular pattern or get creative with your design.
**Step 6: Slice and Enjoy**
Your chocolate orange sponge cake is now a work of art ready to be enjoyed. Slice it up and serve to your eager guests.
Don't forget to share your masterpiece on social media to inspire others to turn their cakes into edible works of art! Happy decorating!