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    Good morning o chefs!

    I need a bit of help.... I want to make my son a cake for his birthday today and need pointing at some yummy recipes. His only request is for butter cream icing.....

    Any ideas?
    "I was inoculated, very early in life, against all forms of magic and elfin whimsy, even when convincingly disguised as literature." Clive James
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    Any basic cake recipe will be ok. I usually weigh the eggs (in their shells) and the use the same amount for flour, butter and sugar. I also much prefer buttercream to icing.
    As for designs, some of the most simple things can look good but it depends on the age of the child. I have made several different ones for my two when they were little. Cover the cake completely and then put smarties on top. It looks really cheerful. You can make a hedgehog by shaping a cake into a teardrop - or cooking in an oval dish - and the adding chocolate buttons sticking out for the spines. A tractor - with waggon wheels and marshmallow cakes for the wheels and wafer biscuits for the windows. A Horse's head - oval cake for the head and a square with top two corners cut off for the neck, ears are made with the cut off bits. Liquorice for the harness and a rosette with the age on.
    I even made a garfield cat with a traced paper face )put it on at the last minute as it will soak up the fat) and stripes of brown buttercream over orange.

    Melanie

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    • #3
      Thanks! I like the sound of that cake recipe... so simple

      He's 16 today and has requested a 'booby' cake.... this is something of a tradition.... and I have the cake tin! Will probably be tempted to add smarties too
      "I was inoculated, very early in life, against all forms of magic and elfin whimsy, even when convincingly disguised as literature." Clive James
      Click the scales- rep points are for life, not just for Xmas!
      http://madlyswaps.blogspot.com/

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      • #4
        Using the delicious recipe provided, I made this! Far too much icing and the little coloured 'boobs' are flavoured.... all his mates were really impressed!

        "I was inoculated, very early in life, against all forms of magic and elfin whimsy, even when convincingly disguised as literature." Clive James
        Click the scales- rep points are for life, not just for Xmas!
        http://madlyswaps.blogspot.com/

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        • #5
          Wow!! What a cake!!

          its my sons 18th today and I have addapted a chocolate swiss roll for the 1 and two victoria spoonges from asda( cant cook and wont cook!!)for the number 8. I am so lazy that I bought the buttericing and have a similar cake to you.....no boobies, just smarties(to hide the mistakes) Lol


          Hope it tastes as good as it looks !!
          kazxx

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Madly Creating View Post
            Good morning o chefs!

            I need a bit of help.... I want to make my son a cake for his birthday today and need pointing at some yummy recipes. His only request is for butter cream icing.....

            Any ideas?
            For a younger child - (I am probably not going to explain this very well)

            Take a vicky sandwich - just one cake - slice off top of circle - cut that piece in half - then invert on top - it will then look like a cat with sticky up ears

            Dead easy.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by greannancrafts View Post
              For a younger child - (I am probably not going to explain this very well)

              Take a vicky sandwich - just one cake - slice off top of circle - cut that piece in half - then invert on top - it will then look like a cat with sticky up ears

              Dead easy.

              Jane
              Nevermind younger child, I'll have one of those!
              "I was inoculated, very early in life, against all forms of magic and elfin whimsy, even when convincingly disguised as literature." Clive James
              Click the scales- rep points are for life, not just for Xmas!
              http://madlyswaps.blogspot.com/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Madly Creating View Post
                He's 16 today and has requested a 'booby' cake.... this is something of a tradition.... and I have the cake tin! Will probably be tempted to add smarties too
                I remember my Dad's 40th Birthday party...... my brother (approx 8 at the time) asked my Dad why he had wanted pink mountains on his cake
                I can still picture the 'nipples' now! (I bet that gets blanked out!)

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