Monday, 21 January 2013

Despicable Me Birthday Cake

Ok so I know I've been completely rubbish and haven't blogged in AGES. I promise to do much more of it, and watching the GBBO Comic Relief special as we speak, I feel inspired!

Anyway this cake I actually made at the start of the month for my best friend's birthday and only finally getting around the uploading it now. This cake was for Sarah, judging by the cake you may think she is no more than 8? Think again! We're both 25 and have just celebrated out tenth year of friendship (yes we're sad and count). One of our many childish obsessions, of which there are many, one of our favourites is the film 'Despicable Me'. I've made her a lot of fancy cakes in the past so this year I decided to totally regress.

The cake itself is made with a Victoria sponge filled with pink buttercream, what else? Once filled and dirty iced I then covered it with lilac icing that I coloured with Sugarflair's Grape Violet colouring paste.

Right so for the detail on the top, normally I use stencils to get a perfect shape but I completely forgot to print them off so went for it freehand, and somehow it worked out alright actually! I decided to make one of the 'minions' - our favourite characters. It was actually pretty difficult to get it right but I especially love the eyes and mouth. I really didn't want to overdo the top so I just added a '25' and a couple of heart as the rest of the focus was going to go on the sides...

The sides! I decided to go old school with this, drawing on memories from my mum's rainbow cake (more on that another time) and absolutely cake the sides (did you see what I did there?) in Smarties! And when I say Smarties, I mean about 7 or 8 tubes worth, but I love the effect so it was all worth it!

She loved the cake, yay! And I'm already planning on what to make her for next year, the possibilities are endless!

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  1. Really fun cake - love the Smarties around the edge! :)

  2. I absolutely love this, so colourful and fun! You've done a great job on the minion, did you make him (or her!) out of fondant icing? Louise x

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  4. Hurray - you're back!
    Lovely cake. And don't complain about being 25...that feels like an awfully long time ago for me!!!

  5. A minion cake! Amazing. Really great. Your friend is a very lucky girl!


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