We had a birthday in the family last week so naturally I was in the kitchen baking some cakes. My little girl wanted a science party with slimy goo, magic potions, water rockets and an erupting volcano! Here’s the birthday cake …
First step was baking it in a large dolly varden tin. This cake needed height, to avoid left over chocolate cake for a week(!), I used a covered styrofoam round for the base of the cake.
Then I made some coloured toffee and poured it over the cake tin to resemble lava. I used the spare shards of toffee for the lava sprays.
A couple bars of crushed peppermint crisps for the rocks and grass and it was all finished!
And of course it needed some sparks!
Birthdays in our household generally mean a week of celebrations. We had another party and this time my girl requested a ‘moshi monster’ cake. With some frosting, a printed logo and a few figurines, here’s the second cake…
Just a tip, instead of piping or printing logo’s using icing sheets, I often print the desired design on paper and cover it with clear contact. The contact protects the paper from any moisture in the icing. It’s quicker and cheaper than printing on icing sheets! Happy Baking!