Until a few weeks ago I had no intention of making Luisa’s birthday cake. I am not a baker by any stretch of the imagination. Sure I can cobble together some scones and a decent apple pie, I’ve even turned my hand to cupcakes and various biscuits but I’ve got no formal training or astounding natural ability.

I was planning to buy a birthday cake from the supermarket and jazz it up with some extra embellishments but for whatever mad reason I’ve now decided I’ll be making Luisa’s first birthday cake. I guess it’s for the sentimental value. Hopefully this doesn’t backfire massively and become a Pinterest fail.

Once I’d decided I was going get all Mary Berry the first thing I did was reach out to fellow bloggers who have a bit more experience than me when it comes to cake baking and decorating. Today I’m sharing some of their fabulous work with you and I’ll divulge my plans for Lu’s cake.

 

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(L-R) Thomas the Tank Engine – MummaScribbles // Monster Cake – Canvas Pretty // Peppa Pig Cake Topper – Casa Costello // Edible Gruffalo – Casa Costello // Lego Cake – The Parent Game // Fox Cake – LeeLee Loves // Robot Cake – Virtual Rhiality

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(L-R) Easy Digger Cake – Eats Amazing // Ariel – Pinks Charming // Rainbow Cake – Mama Mummy Mum // Easy Train Birthday Cake – Hodge Podge Days // Simple Sail Boat Cake – Eats Amazing // Dinosaur Cake – Virtual Rhiality

After reading all of the tips above and browsing on Pinterest I’ve decided to make a ‘funfetti’ cake. This is basically a normal sponge infused with rainbow sprinkles and covered in buttercream. I want to keep the basic cake classic & dependable so that, hopefully, it’s delicious. I’ll be doing a trial run today to make sure i’ve got the basics down then I can use that cake to experiment with the decor a bit more.

If you’ve any tried & true recipes or tips to share with me please leave me a comment, otherwise – wish me luck!