Where have the time gone? 2 weeks ago my little boy turned 3.
He loves Toy Story so I had to make a Toy Story themed birthday cake for him.
But to make one with no fruits was a bit challenging for me as I'm so used to covering my cakes with fresh cream & fresh fruits.
I decided to make a chocolate sponge with chocolate ganache & chocolate mousse.
Then colour the fresh cream with blue food colouring.
I thought it be a good idea to pipe his name and Happy 3rd Birthday on the cake with the Toy story logo, but what could I use? I've done some research and I know that many professional bakers use piping gel on cream.
So off I went to buy a pot and when I opened it, it had a strange smell & it was rather thick.
Pretty worried it had gone off, I googled it.
It was suppose to be like that.
Ok, I had to go ahead with it as I have already decide to pipe it that way.
Anyway, it was getting late and I was still trying to pipe the whites clouds around the cake.
Then I realised I forgot to find all the figurines to put on top of the cake, so I told my daughter to look through all the toy boxes. We managed to find it all except Buzz lightyear. Oh grief! Buzz is my sons favourite character. I was gutted that I won't be able to put him on the cake.
I'm not normally this unorganised, and piping the words on the cake was a nightmare.
The piping gel was far too thick.
So note to myself:
'Practice when using something new' and
'Never try decorating a cake when the kids are due for their bedtime.'
Oh...... They were tired & I was rushing it.
After spending what seems like forever on the cake, I finally completed it but leaving two very tired children calling for their beds & lots of washing to do.
This is my first ever themed cake and I wished I took more time putting a bit more thoughts into it.
But what's more important, is that I had a very happy little boy on his birthday to celebrate with the people he loved the most.
This cake is 9 inches and covered in fresh cream, filled with chocolate mousse and coated with chocolate ganache.
A slice of my baby's birthday cake & I'll give it higher marks on the taste than the look.
My son is 3!
(We eventually found Buzz hiding behind the sofa!)