Laura had a birthday last week so I decided to bake her a cake – and if there’s one thing Laura loves most… well, that would be tea. But cake is definitely up there! I’ve seen a lot of funfetti cakes out there recently so I decided to make one with the help of Mary Berry. This recipe is adapted from her confetti party cake recipe, but those are tray bakes so I used 2 x 20cm round tins and upped the quantity by a third.
190g butter at room temperature
190g castor sugar
225g self raising flour
1.5 tbsp milk
1.5tbsp vanilla extract
7 tbsp 100s & 1000s/coloured sweets
for the icing:
340g icing sugar
pink food colouring
star shaped cookie cutter
100s & 1000s
preheat the oven to 180c (350f). Grease and line the tins with baking parchment.
Put all the ingredients for the cake, except the sweets, into a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until very smooth and even in colour. Add the sweets and mix them in with a spoon.
scrape the mixture evenly between the two tins and bake for 20-25 minutes until the tops are golden brown. Set on a wire rack to cool.
To make the icing, sift the icing sugar into a bowl, add the butter, milk and beat until smooth and pale (don’t make the mistake I did and get icing sugar mixed up with CORN FLOUR. I mean…. what a moron. I actually mixed a few tablespoons of corn flour in by mistake!). Add a tiny drop of colouring and mix well. Spread on the cake.
place the cookie cutter lightly on top of the centre of the cake and sprinkle a layer of 100s & 1000s on top. Finish with coloured letter sweets.
Happy birthday lau lau.