It’s My Birthday!

06/17

Today is my birthday and once again I’ve made my own cake!

I’ve made my own birthday cake since I first started baking back in 2011 and I have loved every one of them! It’s always something I look forward to.

This year, I was busy making my friends wedding cake most of the week as well as prepping for my birthday holiday, by the time you read this, I will be sitting on the beach with a cocktail in hand!

As I wasn’t having a party this year, just a few friends over for some nibbles, and I was flying early (5am!) the next morning, I made a simpler cake this year, one that could be easily sliced and popped into some foil for my nearest and dearest to take away with them!

I still love it though. Five layers of coloured vanilla sponge, soft velvety buttercream and coated in aqua buttercream ‘scales’. Topped with edible handmade shells, sprinkles and a Little Mermaid keepsake topper.

Here are a few pictures while I was making it and to answer a few questions;
The cake and buttercream recipes can be found on my classic madeira cake recipe page.
The sprinkles by Scrumptious Sprinkles.
The buttercream and sponge was coloured using concentrated Sugarflair colours.
The buttercream ‘scales’ on the outside of the cake was made by piping dots and using a palette knife to create the pattern.
The board was made using a marbelling technique I talk about here.

Happy baking!

Britt xo

 

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  • Michelle Allen

    Hi Britt, I hate using food colouring in sponges because it changes the texture in the cake – how much food colouring do you use? I have to do a rainbow cake in an 11″ cake and now panicking, so how would I divide it etc xx

    • Britt Whyatt

      I use Sugarflair colours. They are reallly concentrated so you don’t have to use much and in all the years I’ve used them they have never affected the texture or flavour of the cake. I have an article on rainbow cakes which may help here – http://shewhobakes.co.uk/how-to-make-rainbow-cake/

  • sekhar

    Innovative design with the beautiful theme added to it which results in classic madeira cake ,we had tried all your recipes.

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