Today I will be mostly mopping the kitchen floor, in an attempt to rid it of the layers of icing sugar that have built up over the last couple of days. I have been making birthday cakes – a 40th, a 5th and some party cupcakes for 5 year olds to take home.
This is the 40th birthday cake – a 13″ square cake made up of two layers of chocolate sponge sandwiched with chocolate buttercream, covered in chocolate sugarpaste. It was my first attempt at icing a square cake and I thought it would be really difficult. I watched a video on youtube in the hope of learning some clever tricks but the author obviously found the whole experience so easy they barely even showed the corners. I decided it therefore really couldn’t be that difficult and in fact it really wasn’t. Hurrah!
And Happy Birthday to Alex, thank you for letting me make your cake!