This was a 30th birthday cake. It worried me when Kate said the birthday girl was into fairies and Tinkerbell…. I really don’t want to verge on novelty cakes and this brief got a bit close. But I think I avoided that with the final design. Phew!
The chocolate sponge is a very rich recipe, it’s the same one I used in my wedding cake so it is a personal favourite! I have never iced the cake board before and I quite enjoyed the freedom it gave me with expanding the design and also the way it keeps the cake looking ‘whole’ instead of just a cake on a silver board.
I do really like the daffodils in this cake. They are similar to the sunflowers in the Peach Cake (below) I think I will bring these back into another cake soon.