Last week was Betsey’s 6th Birthday. It was a lovely day – we had a party with 40 little guests. Nervous ? Yes I was. Let’s just say I was on auto pilot but it went really well and she was buzzing !
Last year she had that amazing Wizard of Oz cake from Heidi at Cute Little Cupcakes but as I’ve acquired the Kitchen Aid mixer since then, I couldn’t really justify getting one made – plus I really wanted to make Betsey proud of her little ol’ mum.
It had to be a bit of a whopper to feed all the kids ( not forgetting us
greedy hungry grown ups ) so I used a 14″ x 14″ square tin and multiplied the ingredients of an 8″ cake by 3.5 to have enough mixture. I used the Brooklyn Blackout cake recipe by Hummingbird Bakery.
I make up my own butter icing with cocoa powder, icing sugar, butter and a bit of water and slathered it all in the layer and on the outside to make the smarties and chocolate fingers stick. Which they did.
As it’s colourful and amazingly all in one piece with only a few wavy, wonky chocolate fingers ( all applied with love ) .. and I feel a bit proud that I made it myself and didn’t drop it / break it, I thought I would show you !
Thank goodness for the production line of myself, my mum and Andy for slicing and filling all the party bags in 20 minutes …. :)
If you have a recipe that you could recommend for future cakes or your version of this smarties cake then please do leave me a comment under this post. Would love to hear from you.