Bake: Mum’s Birthday Cake

After I’d finished work, and before Little Mr Mr arrived into the world, I did a one-day cake decorating class at the very amazing Decorative Sweets. It was such a fun day and I learnt SO MUCH about cake decorating that I have spent the last few months since, jumping at every opportunity to make a cake. One of my first ones was for Mum’s birthday. She is not too far off a very special birthday, and so I thought I’d practice for the big one next year.

- My first cake…made at the class -

– My first cake…made at the class –

I wanted to impress and set about some online research when I came across a fab blogger, Bronnie Bakes, who uses videos to demonstrate her awesome cake making techniques. I pretty much used her website to come up with a caramel mud cake, layered with Italian Meringue Buttercream, in both vanilla and caramel. It was then covered in a layer of white chocolate ganache and finally, a thin layer of fondant and decorated with stars and hearts. It really was a first attempt at layering and rolling fondant, but I am really happy with the result.

- THE cake -

– THE cake –

- First slice taken out….the reaction was a perfect 'woah!' -

– First slice taken out….the reaction was a perfect ‘woah!’ –

- There were too many layers and it was a bit TOO much cake for most of us -

– There were too many layers and it was a bit TOO much cake for most of us –

- MASSIVE -

– MASSIVE –

- SInging Happy Birthday -

– SInging Happy Birthday –

- Blowing out the candles -

– Blowing out the candles –

Happy Birthday Mumma – watch out for next year’s cake…I’ve got to top this one!

Have you ever had a beautiful-looking cake, that also tasted superb?

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10 thoughts on “Bake: Mum’s Birthday Cake

  1. Best thing about this cake was that it tasted as good as it looks!!!! Sometimes beautifully decorated cakes lack in the taste department, but not this one. Loved the buttercream fillings. Nice work Al! xxx

  2. As the very happy recipient of the aforementioned cake, I can testify that it was YUMMY!!! It was the best birthday cake I’ve ever had – and I’ve had a few!!! Can’t wait for next year’s installment! You’ve raised the bar for yourself! Haha! (Oh, and a big Thank You for making it for me!)xox

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