I was asked to make two birthday cakes (one chocolate and one vanilla) and two batches of cupcakes for two family birthday celebrations for a friend this week. I haven’t baked any cakes for a few weeks, and it was nice to get the baking bits out again, although it was a bit of a mad dash towards the end!
As the cakes where for a 16th and 50th birthday I made some toppers from scrapbooking papers which worked really well. I used foam pads in between the front and back pieces of the number to make it three dimensional.
First up was a three tier chocolate cake, covered with chocolate ganache with white chocolate stars around the edge, complete with topper.