home made cakes for special days and elevenses

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

A Number One Cake

It will be no surprise to hear that I spent most of my Bank Holiday weekend baking. One of the birthday cakes I made was for a little boy turning one. His mum asked for a cake in the shape of a number one, decorated with cars. I decided to make two rectangular cakes and carve the number myself instead of sourcing a number one shaped tin. This meant I could make it the size I needed. It did also mean investing an awful lot of time in shaving bits off here and sticking bits on there in order to get it completely flat, with no visible joins. I got there in the end and was pleased with the result (if not the photograph).




I also did quite a bit of baking for a tea party that my daughter had organised in my honour. She invited lots of my friends (and plenty of hers too), made a lovely poster for the front door and then just hoped that someone would make all the food. Luckily I was aware of the plans as she is not particularly good at keeping secrets, and my mum was here to help too. Mum brought more vintage china with her, and her special Cornish flag bunting, which is apparently what every good tea party needs.




I baked some of Edd Kimber's beautifully green pistachio and raspberry financiers, but unfortunately did not take any pictures. These were moist with a lovely flavour, and I am now waiting to be given an excuse to make them again. I need to take pictures for the blog, and maybe that is reason enough to make more.




6 comments:

  1. beautiful cake... I love the car images, they're just so retor... I'm sure I had wallpaper like this when I was a kid!

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  2. Your cakes always look amazing! I love this one, the design is great...perfect for a first birthday! :-)

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    1. Thanks Laura, you are very kind. It's funny how it always feels like the cake is going badly worng when you are working on it late at night, and then you get up in the morning and it looks different somehow. Maybe it's the elves ...

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  3. Nice job Lucy - love the cars! Also loving the fact that your little lady throws parties for you - even if you have to do the catering - how cute is that?!

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    1. Cheers Katie. She did a great job of helping to prepare for the party (hoovering, cleaning windows etc), but had totally lost interest when it came to clearing up afterwards. Funny that.

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