Buster's first birthday cake was a rather boring affair a Victoria sponge covered in white icing with 'Happy 1st Birthday' in multi-coloured letters cut out of icing on the top and a purple ribbon round the outside (I don't have a photo because this was in the days before digital photography and I'm far too lazy to scan it in).
With 8 more cakes made in the mean time to hone my craft we find ourselves here...
|Free Cake, Free Cake!|
This cake is a lot smaller than most of Buster's previous ones but it doesn't make it any less special, in fact it might even be a bit more special. Hiding under the unassuming white icing lies this...
It's called Rainbow cake and is a joy to behold (and eat of course)
Regulars on Pinterest will have seen it all before but I know that some of you will be wondering how the hecky-peck it's made. Well, you make a regular sponge mix and divide it equally between 7 bowls and add food colouring to each individual bowl depending on what colour layers you require, in this case I made red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink.
Then you bake each layer individually and allow them to cool. When they've cooled you layer them up with some buttercream icing in between each sponge and you're ready to decorate as normal. It's a bit messy with all the separate bowls and time consuming if you don't have 7 sponge tins but I think you'll agree that the overall effect is worth it.
Happy 10th Birthday Buster! x