Sunday, 9 October 2011

Birthday cake success!

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! :-)

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15 comments:

  1. Such a cute cake. Yesterday was my birthday too.

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  2. It really looks amazing Ash, glad the maderia cake went down ok, just a bit firmer then a sponge. Holiday photo's look lovely and you look stunning. xx

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  3. What a fabulous cake ~ It looks really professional! :O)

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  4. beautiful rose x and what an amazing cake bet he loved that ;0) yummy x

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  5. That is amazing! congrats! xxx

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  6. what a fabulous cake! you clever thing x
    love jooles x

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  7. What a fab cake!! You should be very proud, it looks really good, bet your family were very impressed! xxx

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  8. Well done you!! Looks fab & yummy!!!! :D

    Jo x

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  9. Why did I think Ray was a marine? Am I bonkers? Yes I must be!! My ex boyf was a doctor, it was very very handy when ever I was ill.

    What a triumph! Well done you! I think it looks all the more cool with the laid back Ray on the top. I have a few tips I can share if you want on how to get a model to stay upright. I've learnt from bitter experience. I had a VERY drunk Father Christmas once...


    xxx

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  10. Well done you......It's my husbands birthday tomorrow, am having a slight manic panic right now deciding what cake to bake.....eeeeeek!!!
    Nattie x

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  11. The cake looks fab, I can't wait to see Rose's cake in January xxx

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  12. Well done! ,lovely cake,Rose looks so cute in her tigger bouncer.xxxx

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  13. What a lovely cake! I'd love to have a go at creating using icing but I don't think mine would look nearly as neat!

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  14. That cake is so good! Can't believe it's your first attempt, I'm very impressed! Your Ray is too young to be a doctor!!!!! OMG. He's a bit of a hottie isn't he - I'd never be able to blather on about my ladies issues and blah blah blah in front of him. Thank the lord my doctor is very sweet but old and not cool.

    Rose's Tigger thing is fab, she looks so cute, bless her.

    I wish they did those in adult sizes. I would get Andrew one and let him burn off a bit of energy before bedtime. ha ha!! Too Much Info?! I'll go now.
    xxxx

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