At first I had ambitions of making a rubber-ducky cake sitting on a pile of marshmallows. Then I wanted to make a pile of colourful cake blocks which spelt out Callum’s name.
But once I saw Jenny’s bunny cake, I decided to try something a little less complicated… a number 1! So this is my first attempt at making a kid’s birthday cake.
I made two chocolate cakes. One square and one rectangle. Cutting straight lines was a lot harder than I thought. The icing covered up most of the wonky edges.
Covering the vertical edges with hundreds and thousands took ages! I poured them down a bit of paper so they slid and stuck onto the sides. But they also went all over the floor.
I finished it an hour before the party. The floor was covered with chocolate cake, icing sugar and smarties. It was a real mess. But it was such fun to make and it turned out great!
I also think I did ok with piping Callum’s name. It was easier than I thought.
All the while, Callum was sitting on his high chair playing with the icing sugar.