It was Ray's birthday yesterday and this year I wanted to try and make him a 'proper' birthday cake, well a decorated one anyway. I want to make Rose a really great cake for her 1 st birthday in January so this was the perfect way to practise. Also as a little present for Ray too of course..!
As usual, I left it all til rather last-minute and only decided on what I was going to do a few day's before his birthday! So I panic-bought the icing I needed off the internet and asked for next-day delivery and thankfully it arrived on time and I hadn't made any drastic mistakes with the amount of icing I bought.
So I got to work whilst Rose jumped up and down in her tigger bouncer (I only have about 20 minutes and then she gets bored and starts yelling)... I would have thought with all the exercise she's doing these day's that she'd burn off some of her fat reserves but nope, she still has triple rolls on her thighs! haha
For something that looks so simple, my inexperienced cake-decorating hands took Forever to figure how to make the right shapes. It was definitely a big relief when I finished! Inside is a lemon madeira cake with a filling of jam and a cream and mascerpone cheese filling. Yum!
He looks a rather chilled out doctor I have to say, he started out upright but gradually reclined back...
Ahh well, it went down well with his family and tasted pretty good too... I just need to eat salad for a week now to make up for all the cake and icing I have consumed! :-)