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The ŠKODA Fabia cake

To celebrate the release of the brand new ŠKODA Fabia, this month the car manufacturer has teamed up with professional baker and 2016 Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown to re-imagine a delicious, small-scale replica of the iconic Fabia cake.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Course: cakes and bakes
Keyword: cake
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 1240kcal
Author: Candice Brown


To make a six tiered cake

  • 670 g self-raising flour
  • 670 g unsalted butter
  • 670 g golden caster sugar
  • 6 tsp baking powder
  • 12 large eggs
  • 4 lemons grated zest
  • 2 lemons juice

For the lemon buttercream

  • 600 g icing sugar sifted
  • 300 g unsalted butter softened
  • 1 lemon juice and zest


  • 2.5 kg fondant icing plus extra colours for decoration


Making the cake

  • Preheat the oven to 160°C fan (180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4). Grease and line six 25cm cake tins.
  • Sift the flour into a large bowl and add the butter, sugar, baking powder, eggs, lemon zest and juice. Mix together until smooth, fluffy and combined.
  • Divide the mixture evenly between the six cake tins.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until the sponges are risen and golden.
  • Remove from the oven and turn out the sponges on to a wire rack to cool
  • While your cake is cooling make your lemon buttercream.
  • Combine the sifted icing sugar with the butter and add the juice and zest of one lemon.
  • Mix together until smooth and creamy.

Decorating the cake

  • Sandwich each layer of sponge with your buttercream to create six layers.
  • Carve the cake to create a rectangle. Looking at the top of the cake find the middle point and start to carve down in a curve to roughly the third layer to create the windscreen and bonnet shape of your car.
  • Cover the cake with the remaining buttercream.
  • Roll out the fondant icing in the colour of your choice.
  • Drape the fondant over the cake and smooth down.
  • Using different coloured fondant carve out the shape of the windows, headlights, front grille, tyres and ŠKODA badge and stick to the cake using a dab of water.
  • Add your finishing touches. Share your bake using #FABIACake.


Calories: 1240kcal | Carbohydrates: 213g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 48mg | Potassium: 235mg | Sugar: 185g | Vitamin A: 1355IU | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1mg