The Little Boy’s birthday was a while ago now, but on the day, I couldn’t find my camera, so borrowed someone else’s to take pictures. I’ve only just retrieved my photos, so I can now share with you my first attempt at cake decoration that involved piping.
It is meant to be a drum (although this wasn’t immediately obvious to everyone, ho hum) and it was a simple sponge cake layered with jam and buttercream, with glace icing on top, and buttercream on the sides. I don’t want to think about the amount of red dye I needed to get the icing that colour… The chocolate buttercream stripes were piped on (and I learned that trying to pipe in a straight line the day after tricep dips at Pilates is Not Easy) as was the writing on the top. The cake went down very well, despite the lurid icing, not just with little folk, but with adults as well.