Archive for June 2011
Today is my little man’s 6th birthday. I gave him the option of any cake he wanted. This decision proved quite a difficult task, with the choice changing with each suggestion made. He finally settled on a Ben 10 cake. His choice of flavour was vanilla (quite a change from the usual mudcake). As he chose a plainer type cake, I suggested adding a filling. Jake is a huge fan of Oreo’s, so we went with Cookies and Cream filling. Using my awesome Agbay cake leveller, I levelled the 20cm round cake then made a nice cut through the centre. This is actually the first time I have filled a cake so it was a bit of an experiment for me. I filled the centre with the freshly made Cookies and Cream filling (next time, I will add double the amount of filling I think). I covered the entire cake with a thin layer of vanilla buttercream and then decorated with coloured fondant to create a Ben 10 Omnitrix. Graymatter and all other decorations were hand made with fondant. Jake loved his cake. Happy 6th Birthday Dude!! xxx
Today is my mum’s 61st birthday. Mum loves ginger so when I came across a recipe for this ginger fluff sponge with apple sauce filling, it sounded the perfect cake for her! I haven’t had much experience with sponge cakes so I was keen for the practise.
The cakes turned out lovely and filled with all that cream. There is about 1/2 cup of apple sauce filling in the centre, covered in more cream with sponge finger biscuits around the edge. Yum. I wrapped the cake with a nice big bow and topped with some pretty little flowers. Hope you had a great birthday mum! xxx