Anyone for Cake?

Inspired by THIS post on one of my favourite blogs, I decided to post some of my recent baking creations 🙂

First up is Junior 2’s 1st birthday cake – vanilla sponge filled with fresh strawberries and cream and iced with white chocolate ganache, fresh cream, Milky Way magic stars, chocolate fingers and Oreo cookies! I got a tiny bit carried away with the edible silver balls!

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Next up is my Easter Cake. We had family over for tea and cake for Easter and this was also a trial run for chocolate biscuit cake for a birthday party the following week that I’d been asked to do a cake for.
So this cake is chocolate biscuit cake I used the Odlums chocolate biscuit cake recipe but left out the fruit and added mini marshmallows and maltesers!
The cake was then covered in a thin layer of buttercream and decorated with white chocolate fingers, the centre filled with Cadbury Mini Eggs an finished with some fluffy Spring Sheep my nana gave me!

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No.3 is the “Malteser Explosion Cake”. It is 2 layers of chocolate biscuit cake (this time I use dark cooking chocolate and it gave a lovely fudge like texture to the cake!) decorated with A LOT of chocolate fingers, maltesers and white chocolate buttons, with maltesers on wires “exploding” from the top. To say it went down well at the party was putting it mildly!

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No.4 was a cake I made for my dear friend over at Domestic Engineer who invited myself and himself and the boys to a gathering for her birthday. Anna is my go-to for cake advice but I told her I was making her cake today!
The recipe I used is this one and it is the easiest and nicest chocolate cake I’ve ever made!!
I decided though, when it was cooling that it wasn’t high enough so I sent himself to the shop for a fresh cream and chocolate Swiss roll, sliced it up and used it to fill the cake along with some raspberry Jam spread on each side of the sponges! I will actually do this again even though it happened by accident as it was soooo good!!
The ganache was very easy to make and I decorated it with fresh flowers that I stuck into fondant as a makeshift (and food safe) piece of floral oasis!

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Last but not least – Junior 1’s 5th birthday cake – Batman themed!
Chocolate cake again same as above, finished with ganache beneath yellow fondant icing with batman symbol and buildings cut from black fondant- he was ecstatic with it and it was yummy!!

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5 thoughts on “Anyone for Cake?

  1. I’m sorry it took me so long to get here,Sinead.You did a wonderful job on all of these; they look so cute and so very edible …and how is that baby over a year old already???

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