Recently I have been making quite a few chocolate cakes with Maltesers. They are brilliant for decorating cakes and kids love them on their birthday cakes. But why stop at Maltesers? If you have another favourite chocolate treat, why not use them?
Word is out at Bootcamp that I make cakes so I was really pleased to be asked to make one for my friend Karyn’s son, Roan. He loves mint Aero Bubbles and wanted them on his cake. The green and chocolate balls make a really striking decoration for a cake and combined with his favourite colour, orange, the cake really makes a statement:
And Neve, Roan’s sister, has her birthday ten days later. So not to be outdone she requested a cake decorated with mini eggs. I think it would have looked brilliant but mini eggs after Easter are difficult to find: one shopkeeper just laughed when I asked him. So next year I will be stockpiling mini eggs, just in case, but in the meantime we settled on chocolate fingers and mini chocolate stars:
We went for more traditional pink highlights on this cake! The chocolate stars are really cool because they have little faces:
They also work really well for a topper: 12 stars, one for each year (one is hiding):
These cakes were really fun to make: both were chocolate sponge filled with chocolate buttercream. So thanks Karyn, and happy birthday to Roan and Neve.
And I will be checking out the confectionary aisles for new ideas!