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!


Anonymous 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.