At the end of the summer my cousin’s daughter turned 4, so of course a birthday cake was needed. She had a frozen themed birthday party, I was originally going to be making an Olaf cake but after a big pleeeeease it changed to Elsa.
The cake underneath was chocolate with a chocolate ganache between the layers. I used vanilla buttercream icing for the decoration, as you already know our thoughts on fondant. I used a variety of piping nozzles to get the different definitions, I think next time I would smooth out her skin and use buttercream icing instead of icing tubes for her eyes as they went a little dark.
I love making cakes like this, the effort that goes into them before the baking even starts in my favourite bit. I searched for a few weeks before for a good image of Elsa to draw that would be able to transfer to a cake. This was copied from a lunchbox I found in a shop. Kids cakes can be so creative and are exciting to plan.
On to the next birthday now, Peppa Pig take 3!
Here’s a picture 🙂
My turn for a kiddies birthday cake again, this time it was for my nephew’s third birthday. Lots of ideas were had about how to go about a Thomas cake, but we decided on a number 3, which being a mathematician I was very happy with.
The chocolate cake went down so well for the Little Mermaid birthday cake that it was requested for this one too. I made a stencil again for the number 3, making it out of 4 standard round sponges.
Once again I got carried away with the excitement of decorating and didn’t finish until 1am, resulting in another Friday evening of my boyfriend falling asleep in the kitchen watching me (oops! Definitely
I decided not to make a fondant Thomas to go on the track due to timing and experience (I am practising, promise). Was incredibly chuffed that the figure fitted perfectly on the track without prior measurements anyway, so it was clearly meant to be!
Baby shower cake next as another baby is joining the family (not mine!!)! Exciting times 😊
One of the lovely people we work with employed us to bake a cake for her equally lovely nine year old daughter’s birthday party. She wanted a red velvet cake suitable for 20, which we more than catered for!
Due to other commitments we only started baking around 6pm; after battling with red food colouring (it turns out that liquid colouring – or beetroot if you’re that way inclined – is definitely better when trying to attain the signature red of the red velvet cake) the cake baking process took much longer than expected. As a result of our later than expected start and the fact that we only had one tin of the size we wanted, we may have finished icing the cake at 2am. Whoops. Chloe had invited her boyfriend and my husband over in the hopes of getting a board game in whilst we waited, it turns out that this was perhaps a bit idealistic on both our parts. The guys ended up sitting in the kitchen slowly losing the will to live as the two of us performed a marathon bake-athon (we enjoyed every minute the guys not so much)!
Regardless of the timing and colouring difficulties the two us were mightily impressed with the cake. The size of the cake isn’t easily judged by the photo below (and although we didn’t get the chance to “quality control” the final cake to check the taste of it, Chloe’s had some of the rejected not quite red enough first try and she reliably informs me that it tastes excellent)!
So on the day of my niece’s Peppa Pig party came the request for the next birthday cake. This time a Little Mermaid themed cake that took a lot of research. I changed my mind on how it would look many times before my final decision. I had lots of fun designing and making this one; the sponge was chocolate flavour with chocolate icing in the middle and I used different colours of vanilla buttercream for decoration.
Looking forward to the end of January for the next one!
So my turn to post on here, this is my first one so please bear with me. My cousin’s daughter turned 3 recently and I was told there would be a Peppa Pig themed party. Naturally my first thought went to the cake and they kindly accepted my offer to bake one. This is the first of my kiddies themed cakes and it’s safe to say I absolutely loved it, from drawing the template to building up the icing layers. Below you can see a few of the shots I took along the way. It went down very well at the party and the task of baking birthday cakes for my other little nieces and nephews has begun…
Love Chloe x