making a first birthday cake

November 11, 2013 at 11:14 pm 7 comments

18-1-13 - birthday cake 2 4BI don’t think I ever told you about the 8 eggs, 450g margarine, 450g sugar, 450g flour and several spoonfuls of lemon curd that became a rather tasty first birthday cake for E?  I was rather pleased with how it turned out considering I’d not used roll out icing since covering our wedding cake nearly 15 years ago.  As most of E’s party guests were snowed off we ended up eating cake with just about every meal for a week or so (the addition of lemon curd in the sponge mix ensured it didn’t dry out).18-1-13 - birthday butterfly cakes 4B
The lemon curd addition to a classic Victoria sponge mix was so good we made butterfly cakes too with a mascarpone filling topped with blueberries and raspberries. Butterfly cakes, sigh, so reminiscent of childhood birthday parties. How lovely it is to now be continuing simple family traditions with E.

Time to start nudging cake making ideas around for E’s 2nd birthday which is only a couple of months away.  What fabulous birthday cake creations have you made that might inspire me?

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Denise  |  November 11, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Great British Bake Off had me cake thinking – some great recipes there!

  • 2. Maureen  |  November 12, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    not for this year, but when R was about 8, his answer to any question was ‘toilet seat’, so that was what his birthday cake looked like… well you did ask!

  • 3. Nip it in the bud  |  November 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    denise – thanks for the tip, I’ve not been watching it but the beauty of the internet eh, will take a gander

    Maureen – that’s so funny especially as I came home from work today with a pressie for E – his very own toddler seat

  • 4. Johanna GGG  |  November 13, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    fantastic cake – my recent forays into animal cupcakes (pigs, hens, owls etc) have been great – really easy and Sylvia has enjoyed helping – euan might be a bit young to help but I am sure the spirit is very willing.

  • 5. nic@nipitinthebud  |  November 16, 2013 at 10:02 am

    E loves to help too Johanna (even with the washing up!) – his favourite part is the tasting which has to be done at every stage of the mixing!

  • […] buffet lunch. Then back to Nana and Grandads for play and cake. I used the same sponge recipe as last year but baked the cake in a bundt ring tin. The animals atop the cake were made by Daddy who’s […]

  • 7. a third birthday party | Nip it in the bud  |  February 1, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    […] chocolate and honey to create a less sugary option for the kids post party food. For the grown ups a lemon curd sponge cake decorated with frosting and blueberries was my usual go to easy-peasy birthday cake option. ”I’ve got a golden ticket […]


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