Beach Birthday Cake

I got asked to make a cake for a 60th and was asked to make a fondant -covered cake which I’ve not done in years (because I hate it). Challenge was accepted though.

I’m not overly imaginative for cake design, so asked if they had anything in mind for inspiration. This is what I was sent…

I think the result went quite well. I couldn’t be bothered to make a palm tree, but may not have had the room anyways.

I last made a beach themed cake 12 years ago… I think it’s safe to say I’ve improved little:

The inside of the cake (not pictured) was:

  • vanilla sponge
  • strawberry jam
  • Vanilla buttercream

Everything on top was made from fondant and just shaped / coloured accordingly.

Frozen Birthday Cake – Free Cakes for Kids

This cake was done as part of the Free Cakes for Kids group that I bake for. The spec: Frozen – she especially loves Elsa.

I looked online for some inspiration, and opted to make Elsa using a cake topper / cut out. When I looked for cake toppers, I thought they were over-priced for what they were. I figured I’d buy a birthday card to use but then saw a gift bag for 99p when in Poundstretcher:

Seeing the chance to save some money, I got the bag & made my own topper using kebab sticks

The drip was made with white chocolate and silver lustre dust. I added some sprinkles and edible glitter for the finishing touches, as well as a candle I picked up at Asda for £1