Kaycee and Ella’s birthday cakes

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. Angela Moore

    3rd August 2014 at 1:05 pm

    What fab cakes, my niece is just like Kaycee designing hers on pattern before hand 🙂

    Angela – Garden Tea Cakes and Me

  2. Emmy's Mummy

    4th August 2014 at 8:55 am

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

  3. BavarianSojourn

    4th August 2014 at 9:02 am

    What brilliant creative cakes! 🙂 So nice to let them get involved too!

  4. Rachel @ Parenthood Highs and Lows

    4th August 2014 at 9:03 am

    They look incredible! Too pretty to eat!

  5. beautyqueenuk

    4th August 2014 at 10:58 am

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

  6. you baby me mummy

    4th August 2014 at 11:26 am

    Wow they look amazing. The girls did really well x

  7. Healthier Mummy

    4th August 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Such gorgeous cakes. They look delicious!

  8. Louisa

    4th August 2014 at 4:37 pm

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

  9. Angela Spicer

    4th August 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Beautiful cakes, well done

  10. Globalmouse

    5th August 2014 at 7:48 am

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

  11. Jen Walshaw

    5th August 2014 at 9:39 am

    Wow what fantastically decorated cakes

  12. Jessica Howliston

    5th August 2014 at 11:47 am

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

  13. Monika

    5th August 2014 at 6:16 pm

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

  14. Laura Gibson

    6th August 2014 at 5:45 am

    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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