Sunday, 3 August 2014

Kaycee and Ella's birthday cakes

Shell Louise

The girls wanted to decorate their own cakes this year. They had a joint birthday BBQ yesterday for family and friends. Kaycee (9 yesterday) also had friends to sleepover the night before her birthday and Ella's (7 on the 8th) having a sleepover on her birthday so we have to make another cake for when her friends come. She's picked a One Direction cake :)

Kaycee designed hers on paper before hand. Ella just winged it!




She loved covering it in gold glitter dust, I'm actually surprised we have any left!

This is our entry to the Bakespiration challenge :)

Because Kaycee wanted a three tiered cake we decided to make a Madeira cake. It has a denser texture than a normal Victoria sponge cake so works well when tiered.

Here's the recipe we use:

FOR A 23cm (9in) SQUARE or 25.5cm (10in) ROUND TIN 
Makes: 28 slices
Baking time: 1hr 20-30min
350g (12oz) each of softened unsalted butter and golden caster sugar
6 medium eggs
350g (12oz) sifted self-raising flour
175g (6oz) sifted plain flour
Note: This cake can be made up to a week in advance or frozen for up to one month.
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy
Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix in
If the mixture looks as though it’s going to curdle, mix in 1tbsp flour.
Fold in the remaining flour.
Put into a floured/grease proof papered cake tin
Bake at 170°C (150°C fan oven) mark 3
 We bought ready made fondant from Tesco and some tubes of ready made icing to make life easier! The butterflies were from Ebay.

They really enjoyed decorating their own cakes and I see it becoming a regular thing!

This is my entry to the Stuck in the Tree Bakespiration challenge

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14 comments:

  1. What fab cakes, my niece is just like Kaycee designing hers on pattern before hand :)

    Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

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  2. Awsome cakes.
    I love it when the kids want to decorate their own. Their imaginations are amazing.

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  3. What brilliant creative cakes! :) So nice to let them get involved too!

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  4. They look amazing, much better than any effort I would make xx
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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  5. Wow they look amazing. The girls did really well x

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  6. Such gorgeous cakes. They look delicious!

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  7. Their cakes look amazing. So great that they designed them and decorated them themselves

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  8. Those cakes are brilliant - I love the top one, all covered with sweet jewels! My 5 year old would LOVE that!!

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  9. Wow what fantastically decorated cakes

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  10. They look fantastic! Well done girls! Beautiful cakes! xx

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  11. Wow! Fun and delicious! Happy birthdays to the girls.

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  12. They are two very fancy birthday cakes! Hope Kaycee had a fab sleepover and birthday and that Ella enjoys hers later this week.

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Awwww thanks :D

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