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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Firework Cake!

It was little W's 4th birthday last week. I always make his cake, but this year I'd hardly had time to think about it. I'd had to buy a Lightning McQueen cake for his party the day before as well. So when I saw a rainbow cake on Sew Recycled's blog, I thought it was perfect! It was so simple yet so effective. I called it a firework cake instead though as my son loves fireworks. Every drawing he does seems to have a firework in it!


I made 4 layers, although you can do as many as you like. I made each layer as a half mixture (so, four cakes of 4, 4, 4, 2). It's just a simple sponge with food colouring. When cooled I covered it in buttercream icing so you couldn't see the colours.


Little W loved it! It's a great surprise when you cut into it! If I'd had time I would have made more layers and also found some sort of firework candle. Anyway, it was extremely yummy! Let me know if you make one for November 5th!

8 comments:

  1. wow it looks amazing! definitely firework-y! x

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  2. Thanks! Yeah, it'd be great for a bonfire party:) x

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  3. what a great cake and so simple as well, I will definitely give it a try, good idea to bake it for bonfire night. Thanks for sharing

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  4. That's it, so easy yet so effective! Let me know if you make it:)

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  5. It looked amazing! So glad you had a go, its worth it when you see their faces as they cut it open! x

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  6. Thanks:) It really is worth it isn't it?! x

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  7. Didn't know you made the cake! We thought maybe it was Kate- since Isabelle's cake, have to say it looks great!

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  8. I'll take that as a compliment:) I always make their birthday cakes and this one was so easy.

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