My Mum celebrated her 50th Birthday in August 2012 and I wanted to have a go at making her a cake. I wanted it to be a bit special, and seeing as we were having a party it needed to be quite a biggish cake. My Mum isn’t really a cake eater, but who can have a big birthday without a cake? Well, I know that my Mum likes chocolate cake so that is what I made.
I decided I wanted to make a stacked cake to give it a bit of height and make it look a bit special. I made two regular, round, chocolate sponge cakes, one about 2 inches smaller than the other. They were filled and covered in home made chocolate butter cream and then stacked on top of each other. I then used chocolate fingers all the way around the edges of each tier. Then I added some purple organza, wired ribbon around each layer of the cake and made a loopy bow with what I had left, to go on the top. I purchased a wired, purple and silver, glittery cake topper to finish it off.
Overall as a first attempt and something this special I was very pleased with it. I really enjoyed making this cake and I think it made quite an impression!