Sounds like the beginning of a terrible joke doesn’t? actually it is just a couple of cakes and a Birthday gift I have made over the last few weeks.
Little man turned five this week – oh my word, where on earth did the last five years go?? I can remember bringing him home from the hospital as if it was yesterday. Isn’t is scary how our lives seems to speed by.
When asked what birthday cake he would like “Minion” came the reply, Luckily for me I had made one for a customer a few weeks back so I had some clue as to how to make it, see this post. I just needed it to be a lot bigger as there was going to be a fair few people coming over to help us celebrate.
It ended up being 9″ across by 14″ tall – bonkers I know – I always make far too much food for any gathering, but I think that even I excelled myself with this huge cake.
Ever wondered what is inside a Minion??
Layers look a little wonky don’t they?
It was filled with Homemade Plum Jam and Vanilla Butter Icing then covered with Fondant Icing.
Wonky or not it tasted delicious – Huge chunks were sent home with everyone and there was still enough left to scoff with hot tea this week.
If anyone is interested I can post the recipe for the High Density Sponge.
It was also our Grandson’s 2nd Birthday a few weeks ago.
A Thomas the Tank Engine Cake was the order of the day – it has been over twenty years since I have made anything Thomas the Tank like but I did my best.
This took me three hours to decorate – I really need to practice more and get my speed up.
I also made him this to cuddle up to at night.
What about you? Been baking or making anything fabulous just lately?
Have a great day and thank you for stopping by.