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HARIBO Starmix Gravity Celebration Cake.    Did you know that HARIBO Starmix turns  25 years old this year? The iconic sweets that are amongst the boy’s favourites, were first brought together by HARIBO in the brand’s first-ever mixed bag – HARIBO Starmix 25 years ago. The Egg, Heart, Ring, Bear and Cola Bottle have been named as ‘Britain’s Favourite Sweet’.

Our HARIBO Starmix Gravity Celebration Cake

To celebrate we have been asked to create a very special birthday cake. Since Starmix has delivered countless moments of childlike happiness for fans young and old. It seems only fitting that the cake that the boys and I choose to bake be the same.   So after much discussion, Charlie decided that we should make a rainbow cake. Reflecting all the bright colours included in Starmix.  But rather than simply just decorate it, he wanted to try and make a gravity cake.  I did wonder if this may be a  little ambitious.  However, since the most important thing was having fun and making some lasting memories I thought why not… what’s the worse that could happen?

If you have not heard of a gravity cake before. It is where something appears to be suspended above the cake. Such as a cup or in this case a bag of sweets. It can make quite a showpiece and perfect for a celebration cake.

Method HARIBO Starmix Gravity Celebration Cake

First, we set about making a rainbow cake.   The simplest way to do this is to make a normal vanilla cake mix but divide it between a number of different bowls.  Before adding different coloured food colouring to each bowl.  Now as our cake mix includes egg yolk it is worth noting that the colours in the cake will reflect this, as cake mix is yellowy in colour.

We opted for five colours and used small cake pans six inches wide.  The mixtures will look bright and colourful when they go into the oven and it will be easy to tell the difference between the layers.  However, once they are baked it will be a little more difficult as the top will look like any normal cake.

Decorating our cake

We opted to make buttercream icing to decorate our HARIBO Starmix Gravity Celebration Cake.  Since we were looking to cover five layers and also sandwich them together with icing we made a lot!  This is always Charlie’s favourite bit so I let him set about making the icing. Of course, I had forgotten to remind him to cover the mixer….

 

The kitchen was suddenly a cloud of icing sugar! Which of course the boys found hilarious. Their laughter infectious I had to agree.

We used the mountains of icing to sandwich the five layers together and to cover the cake. Before placing a straw into the top of the cake at an angle.  As Charlies started to add the HARIBO Starmix sweets while I covered the straw in the same icing and then started to build up the sweets.  If your icing is a little runny then add some more icing sugar as it will need to be thick to cover the straw.  Once you are happy with the number of sweets the only thing left to do is to add the HARIBO packet, securing it with sellotape.

Considering we have never made a gravity cake before I think it turned out very well! A wonderfully sweet treat to celebrate HARIBO  Starmix 25th Birthday.  Have you made a birthday cake recently? I would love to hear about your baking experiences and favourite cake masterpieces in the comments below.  #HappyBirthdayStarmix

 

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HARIBO Starmix Gravity Celebration Cake

46 Comments

  1. Carly Belsey

    OMG this is absolutely brilliant. Such a fab idea. It is my daughter’s birthday soon and she is Haribo mad, this would be a fab cake if I can do it.

  2. Margaret Gallagher

    Spectacular bake! – wonder what mine will look like

  3. Everything Enchanting

    I have never heard of gravity cake before! But this cake looks so delicious and pretty 😍 Your puchi chef (Charlie) is great!

  4. Lucy Clarke

    This is turned out really well! Definitely saving this for cake ideas we can try at home.

  5. Emman Damian

    I love the HARIBO Starmix Gravity Celebration Cake! It looks so fun and colorful. I hope I can make one for my niece.

  6. Rachael Sexey

    This is such an awesome cake and it looks so yummy! I love how colorful it is too!

  7. lynn neal

    That cake looks amazing and is big enough to give everyone a decent slice!

  8. Michelle Smith

    This would be a really fun cake to make.

  9. This was so cool! What a fun experience to make this. You guys can join a competition baking show, haha.

  10. Helen Best

    My grandchildren would think this is so much fun to do & looks delicious xx

  11. Sarah Howe

    This looks amazing! I quite fancy a big slice of that right now 🙂

  12. The cake looks so delicious! Baking cake is my weakness that’s why I always tend to buy LOL

  13. Ohh a mixed bag of Haribo goodness + plus a rainbow cake = sweet heaven! Keep up the great job baking and coming up with creative cake ideas.

  14. Ana Rose Roads and Pages

    The cake looks amazing! This is the first time I have heard of gravity cake. From reading and seeing the post and photos, I am definitely sure that all kids will enjoy this kind of gravity cake.

  15. The cake looks delicious. The best thing here is an activity spent with family, away from screens. It looks like you had a great time!

  16. Sara | mshealthesteem.com

    That cake looks so fun! Perfect for any celebration!

  17. My daughter would LOVE this cake! I have to show it to her. She loves Haribo!

  18. Cristina Petrini

    We assume that the tagline that Haribo likes at all ages is very true and know that I will make this cake for myself too!

  19. That is one awesome cake! I love all the colorful layers and the way you have the gummies falling all over it.

  20. Kathy Kenny Ngo

    That is one heck of a cake. So cool. I actually feel envous.

  21. What a cutie pie! Looks like he was having the time of his life while making some yummy cake! We love haribo and would definitely try making this cake!

  22. Treasure Every Moment

    This looks incredible! What a fun idea and so effective too 🙂

  23. Marta Skeledžija

    that cake is insaine. And who would have thought it was not that hard to do.

  24. Haribo Starmix on cake?! I’ve never seen such an odd and colorful combo!

  25. This cake is so beautiful! I love the creativity and fun colors. Your son looks like he thoroughly enjoyed the process. Yay!

  26. Krysten Quiles

    This is AWESOME. I love Haribo Star Mix, it’s so good!

  27. Lavanda Michelle

    I really like to make this with my girls. How colorful is this!

  28. Marie Phillips

    This is such a cute idea! Good job, Bud! I also love how the cake colors coordinate.

  29. Mosaics Lab

    This cake omg!!! And the colors, LOOOOOOVE IT…I would love to make this with my two kids, that would be amazing.

  30. World in Eyes

    Aww this looks so damn cute and lovely cake to have…though glad you shared this review with us…found it so damn helpful and interesting one and looks so delicious and tasty one….

  31. Jasmine Hewitt

    this is a cool idea, my son loves the starmix. I need to bake a cake soon with them now!

  32. That was way too cute and love that the kiddos actively collaborate

  33. Melissa Cushing

    Pretty cool looking cake and what a cutie you Eva there helping you! Love this and I have not tried that particular hairdo mix but it looks delicious and I would love to try it as I love their gummy bears.

  34. This is such a cute cake and it looks so yummy! I love how colorful it is too!

  35. Whoa! I can honestly say I have never ever seen such a cake. This must be so much fun for kids to make, behold and then eat!

  36. oh wow! that cake is calling to my sweet tooth ; )
    that looks like a great cake that’s fun to make and great to eat! YUM!

  37. Gravity cake? Never heard of this before – live and learn. What a great activity to do with your kids!

  38. Gravity cake? Never heard of this before – live and learn. What a great activity to do with your kids!

  39. Quan Tran

    look yummy. We bake a lot too. I still need to save and get a mixer.

  40. Gervin Khan

    That cake is so cute and looks really delicious.. Charlie really did a great job on making this cake.. I like it!

  41. Ramil Hinolan

    Charlie was so proud with his creation. Looks like the cake is delicious. Great job, Charlie

  42. Ramil Hinolan

    Charlie was so proud with his creation. I will definitely taste that cake if given the chance.

  43. Stephanie Parrell

    This is equal parts amazing looking and the coolest thing I have ever seen.

  44. Priscilla Stubbs

    That cake looks amazing, well done Charlie. I am not sure if I would be as confident to give it a go

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