Although I refuse to join the Pinterest competition to have the best kids birthday cake … I do enjoy coming up with fun ideas for the kids each year … when I say ‘coming up’ it is usually trawling through images online for inspiration.
My recipe is:
- What is the child into that year
- Will the cake take less than an evening to make/decorate
- Can most of the decorations be subbed for stuff at the local supermarket
There was Sally the unicorn cake
And the digger cake, which I LOVED as did DS.
Simon’s Cat was my super basic cake for DD this year … as we were going to a cat cafe I thought it was appropriate and easy … and my first foray into Swiss meringue buttercream (thanks to Martha Stewart’s recipe) … beginners mistake … used salted butter which had interesting (not inedible) results.
And now it is time for Patrick again and as he loves sharks at the moment I thought I would give a sea themed cake a go.
Cakes baked, tick… note the cake splattered page of the Women’s Weekly cake book in background.
Then the crumb coat … I used Martha’s recipe https://www.marthastewart.com/353415/swiss-meringue-buttercream
And it curdled!
Thank heavens for The Brewer and The Baker for the amazing advice …
The cake was a success and I had lots of fun make sand with shortbread (and a little colouring), sea creatures out of fondant and using coloured edible powder to create more of a ‘sea’ feel.
The shark is not edible, late night Kmart dash to find one that suits.