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 beforehand. Ella just winged it!

Ella's birthday cake

 

 

Borthday cakes - this is Ella's

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

Birthday Cakes - this is KayCee's
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

 

15 Comments

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  2. 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.

  3. Monika 5th August 2014 at 6:16 pm

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

  4. Jessica Howliston 5th August 2014 at 11:47 am

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

  5. Jen Walshaw 5th August 2014 at 9:39 am

    Wow what fantastically decorated cakes

  6. 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!!

  7. Angela Spicer 4th August 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Beautiful cakes, well done

  8. Louisa 4th August 2014 at 4:37 pm

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

  9. Healthier Mummy 4th August 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Such gorgeous cakes. They look delicious!

  10. you baby me mummy 4th August 2014 at 11:26 am

    Wow they look amazing. The girls did really well x

  11. beautyqueenuk 4th August 2014 at 10:58 am

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

  12. Rachel @ Parenthood Highs and Lows 4th August 2014 at 9:03 am

    They look incredible! Too pretty to eat!

  13. BavarianSojourn 4th August 2014 at 9:02 am

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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

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