Tractor Birthday Cake

tractor-cake

Last week it was Grayson’s 2nd birthday, which means New Year’s Day was spent making his cake. After sweetcorn, tractors are his favourite things, so I thought I’d make him a tractor cake. It might not be the neatest or most well-executed cake but the birthday boy certainly enjoyed it!

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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.

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Peppa Pig Muddy Puddles Cake & Topper

peppa pig birthday cake topper

It was Harper’s 2nd birthday recently, and being a fan of Peppa Pig (which two-year-old isn’t?!) we decided to make her a muddy puddle cake topped with a party Peppa. The inside of the cake was a vanilla sponge with jam and vanilla buttercream. The outside was buttercream and chocolate icing.

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Mint Choc Chip Dinosaur Cake

mint choc chip dinosaur birthday cake recipe

I decided to make my Dad this birthday cake a while back and wanted to decorate it with dinosaurs as a cheeky nod to his age (but it would also work equally well for dino-mad kids). The sponge recipe is from Lorraine Pascale’s Fast, Fresh and Easy Food book, and it’s topped with mint choc chip buttercream and prehistoric mint rubble.

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Life in Pictures: Happy 1st Birthday, Harper

Little Button Diaries

Today at 12.58am my Little Button, Harper, turned 1. The tiny baby from a year ago has quickly grown into my little girl, who is nearly walking, has a fondness for splashy bath time, and a love of her bunny. The big toothy grin I get when she first wakes up, the open-mouthed attempt at a kiss when I ask for one, and the hair stroking I get to do when she falls asleep on me are things a year ago I didn’t have and now I couldn’t live without.

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Orange and White Chocolate Birthday Cake

My lovely mum turned 60 last week. Happy Birthday Mum! To celebrate in cakey style, I made her an orange and white chocolate birthday cake (I followed  this recipe from www.bbcgoodfood.com).

The cake incorporates ground almonds, orange zest and juice to give a lovely moistness. The icing is a combination of creme fraiche and melted white chocolate. Delish.

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Life in Pictures

Baby tasting food

Life in Pictures is our weekly mini-gallery of what our Little Buttons have been up to over the last seven days.