Doug Crossley's
Blue (da ba dee) crystal geode

  • Bake type: Cakes
  • Made in: Stoke-on-Trent
  • Skill level: Hard
  • Time taken: 4 hours

About this Bake

This is a vanilla sponge tier cake, with a Swiss meringue buttercream and chocolate chip filling, topped with a marbled buttercream and a crystal geode painted in vodka. It's based on one of my favourite decorative fossils, found at my mum's house where I've been staying through lockdown.

Top tip

The mirror glaze leads you, you do not lead it. For a natural geological look, pour different colours into the glaze and then pour to let it work its magic. Do. Not. Interfere.