Tim’s 8th Birthday
But since a weekend is so much more practical and no-one complains when you get your presents a day earlier... We had the party yesterday. 15 kids that all jumped in the pool and stayed there, well it was sure a lot easier to organise then the orienteering from last year... ;-)
Just about all my birthday cakes start with the same recipe (withholding the fruit), a really nice cake with vanilla, buttermilk and a hint of lemon zest. A large cake, making it a great canvas and enough to share. The finishing is then up to the child. Green marzipan to create a Creeper in this case.
The marzipan is easy enough: equal parts sugar (powdered works best) and almond meal with just enough egg white to make it into a rollable dough. Add some colouring if your keen.
Then roll out between two sheets of baking paper so it doesn’t make a sticky mess and makes it easy to transfer to the cake. Add your decorations and your done! Sparkles are always a hit with kids...
Labels: Birthday cakes