I have written before about my rather amateurish attempts at making children's birthday cakes, e.g. the bizarre looking hedgehog cake that I had to make for years for both my children. So, my 12 year old daughter threw me a curve ball when she asked for an 'Igloo and Penguin' cake. In Tavistock Rockin' Beads (brilliant place with tuition and some amazing beads for sale, currently running drop in Mince Pie Monday workshops) we found these penguin beads and the deal was done.
|I made a chocolate sponge mixture and put them in a greased pudding basin and a ramekin. Not looking very igloo-like yet...|
And the girls went mad with some Baking Mad products I received through the post and decorated six cupcakes each and had a great, messy, sugary time. We loved the Gold Lustre edible paint and the Giant Snowies. The strawberry flavour chocolate buttons were pretty good too.