My nana turned a whopping 90 today. I made a chocolate brownie cake and covered it in dark chocolate ganache and edible glitter. It went down very well considering she kept forgetting she was 90!
This is a fool proof recipe. Never fails : https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3092/ultimate-chocolate-cake
My sister turned 25 this week and to celebrate we bought her some guinea pigs. Lotty has always been animal mad and works at Chester Zoo. The grey pig is called Gin and the brown one is Rhubarb.
So…. it only made sense to make a guinea pig cake. A sticky toffee guinea pig cake. I was very impressed with the recipe I found online (see link). You just have to remember to buy a lot of dates.
He’s covered in toffee buttercream fur and his feet and ears are made out of fudge. I’m pretty happy with him, he’s about 5x bigger than the baby pigs!
My dad is a fan of Kingfishers, so I plopped one on top of a log cake for his birthday. I used my favourite chocolate cake recipe from the BBC good food website.
Happy birthday dad! X
What better way to work out than on a mound of cake surrounded by sugar….. Happy 18th Birthday Marcus!
Happy birthday to my sister-in-law Cleo!!! I made a Victoria sponge and jazzed it up with chocolate fingers and mini eggs. Top tip: go to Pound Land for the eggs and fingers and make a lot more buttercream than you think you need.
It’s my brother’s birthday today. I made him a ‘Butty bear’ cake. It’s safe to say that everything in life looks more fun with a sandwich. And a bear.
Lisa Jones is responsible for such a cute design. Check out her art:
My mum turned 60 today so I decided to wish her well with a wishing well! My mum is a proper twitcher so I popped a few birds on it. 🙂
I made an 8 inch lemon drizzle cake with lemon buttercream and carved the middle out. I covered the well with grey icing and put some blue icing inside for the water. It took two hours to make the roof by laying sugar tiles carefully on some iced cardboard. I constructed pillars out of doweling and sugar and stuck the roof to it. The roof was quite heavy so I supported the structure with sponges whilst it dried. I made a bucket and tied it to some rope and placed it inside to finish it off.
Happy 60th Birthday mum! Wishing you all the very best 🙂
Best challenge ever! This is by far the funnest cake I’ve ever made. I made a chocolate fudge brownie cake with chocolate ganache buttercream. I used rice crispy squares to shape the top of the box and coated the whole thing in ganache.
I weaved brown coloured icing together and then plastered it to all the sides of the cake box.
I twisted some icing together to give the weaved sewing box a nice edge. I made some peach icing to make a cosy lining. I filled the box with a LOT of wool , cotton and buttons. I plopped an iced lid on it too and voila! Finished!
Happy birthday Catriona! I hope you like your cake 😋
I made a WW2 cake for my boyfriend’s grandad’s 90th birthday. Ken was from the East End but somehow ended up in the Welsh regiment of the British Army….. I’m sure there is a story there but I need to dig that one up! The badge on the cake depicts the ‘Prince of Wales’s feathers’ with the phrase ‘Ich dien’ which means ‘I serve’ in German. Ken likes to tell stories about the war without much prompting in addition to where he likes to walk his cat. Thus, it only seemed right to put his cat ‘Bobby’ on the side of the cake.
This cake is a sticky vanilla sponge with a very thick layer of vanilla buttercream and strawberry jam. Happy 90th birthday Ken!
I made a coffee and walnut cake smothered in dark chocolate ganache for my boyfriend’s birthday. Matt is a huge Star Wars fan and fell in love with BB-8 when the film was released. I saw this as an excellent cake challenge. To make this cake, I used a half sphere cake tin and baked two halves and stuck them together. Icing the sphere was quite tricky but nailed it in the end! Several orange shapes later and a good dusting and BB-8 looked mucky enough to me. 🙂
I popped a candle in BB-8’s belly to give him his ‘thumbs up’. The birthday cake went down pretty well, check out the birthday boy!
Check out this link for tips on making a BB-8 cake: