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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:

A 23cm (9in) SQUARE or 25.5cm (10in) ROUND TIN
Makes: 28 slices
(12oz) each of softened unsalted butter and golden caster sugar
medium eggs
(12oz) sifted self-raising flour
(6oz) sifted plain flour
Note: This cake can be made up to
a week in advance or frozen for up to one month.
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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15 thoughts on “Kaycee and Ella’s birthday cakes

  1. […] didn’t get to see the Royal Wedding as it was happening because we’d promised to take Kaycee and Ella to Hobbycraft! We also had 4 other shops to go to so we didn’t get home until it was all […]

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

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

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

  5. Wow what fantastically decorated cakes

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

  7. Beautiful cakes, well done

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

  9. Such gorgeous cakes. They look delicious!

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

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

  12. They look incredible! Too pretty to eat!

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

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

  15. 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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