My sister turned 25 this week and has been complaining that I haven't made her a birthday cake. She does live in London, which makes it difficult, but she was home this year. So I decided to make her a cake. The biggest cake I have made so far.
A 4 tier sponge cake, covered in buttercream and decorated with sweets!
Each layer consists of a sponge split in two and filled with either raspberry jam or lemon curd. Each on it's own board for ease of serving. From bottom to top, the cake sizes are: 9", 8", 6", 4".
Each sponge was smothered in vanilla buttercream and decorated, ready to be assembled at the party venue.
|Top tier - Sugar paste hearts & Love Hearts with piped buttercream & candy covered chocolate pearls|
|Sugarpaste Happy Birthday banner|
From Top to Bottom, the sweets I used are:
Candy covered chocolates (similar to smarties)
White Chocolate Jazzies
Fizzy Astro Belts
And no birthday is complete without candles - and these were some pretty spectactular ones. Although they did set off the smoke alarm!! :)
I really enjoyed making this cake. It was lovely to try something new & I had a lot of great feedback - yes, I know it was mainly family members, but they can be quite harsh at times.