Thursday, 4 August 2011

Homemade 21st Birthday Cake

My partner's daughter recently turned 21 and I decided to try and push the boat out with my cake decorating skills, which let's face it aren't very sophisticated.  The easy option would have been to simply buy a cake but  Pixie [my partner] has a gluten allergy, so it's not easily done.  So it was down to me to provide something which he could also eat.

Unfortunately I didn't have all the time in the world and wasn't feeling all that, so I couldn't spend ages and go the whole hog.  In fact I got up at 6am the day of to decorate the cake I made the night before. 

So here's a picture of my lemon sponge cake with lemon buttercream icing surrounded by cut to size Mikado dark chocolate fingers and decorated with store bought chocolate letters and gold candles. Voila!




2 comments:

culinarystorm said...

That looks amazing!
Bet it tasted awesome :)

Melanie Heavenly said...

Thanks - the crunchy dark chocolate covered biscuit went very well with the lemon flavour and provided a nice crunchiness with the soft sponge.