Luna’s birthday cake
This is really just showing off, here is Luna’s birthday cake… It took a good too nights to complete and she actually helped me mix and bake it, and it was a kind of torture for her, learning about having to wait until the following day to eat the cake. I was a bit worried that the picture of the cake in my head would fail to appear in the layers of cake and off white chocolate icing, but after adding a couple of craters and astronauts, it turned out pretty close.
And one more…
The cake was made in two pieces, one double mixture in a large roasting tray, then one large cake in a round cake tin, stacked, with icing in between, I also had to poke a couple of skewers through to stop the top layer sliding off! Then I trimmed the bottom layer into a circle, larger than the top round cake, and then just sliced off at angles all the way round, kind of fitting the off-cuts into the space between layers… Phew then really carefully I iced it, trying to avoid the kind of avalanche effect (when the icing picks up cake debris and drags it off the edge and onto the tray exposing the choc cake underneath…) this was tricky, and I thought it would all fall apart! But a bit if careful smoothing and some strategically placed moon rock/marsh mellows and all was well.
Then the craters were fun and the icing sugar was all that was needed to make it look more white and less creamy.