I have made Bob’s birthday cake every year. The cake always matches the theme of her party. When Bob was little I had full control over the theme and the cake and I could do things that I found easy. Her clown cake is still one of my favourites.
Now Bob tells me which sort of cake she would like. When she asked for a Disney Princess Castle Cake I panicked! I like to do most of the decorations in advance so there are no last minute surprises. I was worried that a lot of the castle would have to be made after the cake had been made. In the end I cheated and used kitchen roll tubes instead of Swiss roll. Nobody knew and Bob loved it!
Last year time was very limited and baking usually took place with a baby strapped to me. I worried that I wouldn’t be able to make her a cake that was good enough. Even the ideas were last minute.
I decided to ask her Ariel doll to help. Bob was keen on the idea that I was going to cover her doll in icing but I promised I would put her back to normal after the party. I tied Ariel’s legs together and covered them in icing. I then made scale marks with a knife to make it look like a tail.
A quick icing fin and a seashell bra later and Ariel was ready.
I then bought a seashell chocolate mould and used it to make icing shapes. I added these to the cake after it had been iced.
It was one of our less elaborate creations but it did the job.
Bob was really pleased with it and she loved blowing out her candles.
Bob is already planning her 6th birthday party. She would like a Trolls party this year so I am hoping to make up for our Under The Sea cake with a rainbow, troll spectacular. Wish me luck!