Well this colourful creation took 7 hours to make.
I have never attempted anything quite this grand, but I wanted to do something special for my little boy's first birthday.
I took my inspiration from Jodi at Meaningful Mama. See her amazing cake here. I could not confront the fondant awesomeness she created, but I did have a go at the cake.
I used Jodi's White Velvet Cake Recipe which tastes wonderful and I carefully observed her instructions in the Cake Making 101 tutorial. I could not have been happier with the result.
I decided to make a white butter cream for the outside. This was also a first for me. I used my sisters recipe. She uses Lurpac Danish Butter as it is white in colour and gives the best results. We added a generous squirt of a product called Icing White to achieve the bright white colour. We required four batches of butter cream to cover the cake.
125g Lurpac Danish Butter (room temperature)
300g Icing Sugar
Icing White (as per instructions)
1. Beat the butter and sugar for approximately 15 minutes until soft and creamy.
2. Add Icing White to achieve desired colour, combine until colour is even throughout.
Butter cream can be prepared the day before but will need a small amount of re-beating prior to application.
And here we have a happy little birthday boy with the most generous slice of all!