Peter Rabbit Birthday Cake

peter rabbit cake
Since the 3rd of January (the day after Grayson’s birthday) Harper had been talking about her birthday and how she wanted a Peter Rabbit cake. So two and a half months later, there we were with a Peter Rabbit birthday cake. I decided to decorate a chocolate cake so as to resemble Mr McGregor’s garden and have a sneaky Peter stealing vegetables from it.

You will need:

  • 2 x square sponge cake (mine measured 9″ diameter)
  • Chocolate buttercream icing (enough to cover the cake and go in the middle)
  • 4 packets of Match Makers
  • 100g dark chocolate, finely grated
  • Ready to roll icing in red, orange, white & green
  • Scrap of cardboard
  • Lollipop stick
  • Masking tape
  • Plastic Peter Rabbit Figurine

 

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1. Begin by making your square cake. I wanted mine to be really high so I baked two cakes and sandwiched them together with chocolate buttercream. Spread a generous amount of buttercream around the top and sides and smooth it over. Now you’ve got your blank canvas ready to decorate.

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2. Stick Match Makers around the outside of the cake to resemble a garden fence. Snap the top off some of the sticks to make the fence uneven and give it a rickety feel. I then tied a bit of twine around them just whilst the buttercream was setting to help it harden… and then forgot to take it off at the party!

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3. Stick the masking tape onto card and cut out two strips long enough to form a cross on the cake. Lay it on of the cake to create a path. Then to create the different vegetable patches, put Match Makers along the path. Sprinkle the grated chocolate in each of the four corners of the cake.

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4. Use ready to roll icing to make the vegetables. This is a lot like playing with Play Dough. All you need to do is roll them into shape and add a few details using a sharp knife. You can also make a pair of Mr McGregor’s wellies to pop on top.

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5. Place the vegetables into their patches. Push some of the carrots into the chocolate soil and lay the rest on top.

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6. Finally, make a few signs using cardboard, pop them in the cake and add a cheeky Peter Rabbit figure stealing a carrot. I got mine off Ebay.

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Most awkward pose with a cake winner goes to me I think! After two and a half months of wanting a Peter Rabbit cake Harper turned around the day before and said she wanted a piñata style cake (she’d seen one in the Lakeland catalogue). Luckily she seemed to have forgotten that request on the day and the Peter Rabbit one went down well. Phew!

~ Laura xx ~