I have to admit this was a bit of a painstaking process – I spent the whole morning baking! The aim was to make a surprise inside cake, with hidden round red ‘ladybirds’, complete with black spots. I had been inspired by some amazing photos on pinterest, and just had to have a go at it myself. So with my nieces second birthday on the horizon I decided to take on the challenge.
Lately I’ve seen photos of some really cool “surprise inside” cakes. They look just like regular cakes on the outside, but when you cut into them a pretty pattern is revealed. There have been checkers, hearts, shamrocks, zebra stripes, and my favourite – spots. I fell in love with a multi-coloured polka dot cake, and another one with ladybirds spots inside.
I know, I know. It’s so far past Easter it’s just not funny. But I made a cute little Easter cake and some cookies, and just wanted to share them! I’d been so inspired by all the amazing iced cookies people are making around the world, that I thought I’d give it a go. I’m a little bit arty and crafty, so I thought I wouldn’t be too bad at it. Read more…
My mother in law is a big kid. I don’t think she’ll ever really grow up. And that’s what we all love about her! She loves sailing, and penguins and whales. And has been to Antarctica twice (how lucky is she!). So I decided to combine all of those things in a cake for her birthday last year. And I got to muck around with fondant again, yay!
I covered the cake in white fondant to look like an iceberg. Then wrapped some blue pieces around the base as water (maybe squint a little when you look at the photo!). M-I-L has three kids, so I made three funny looking penguins. And of course a whale squirting out some water to top it all off!