I wanted to give an update on the latest cakes i have made for Free Cakes for Kids. One was a Spiderman cake for a little boy, which was a lot of fun to make. I went with a blue cake covered in a massive spider’s web, with Spiderman’s head on the top. This is a fairly easy design for a cake and I had a lot of fun with the piping bag and some fondant mixed with a little water to draw the web on.
The other was for a retiring head teacher. The school he was leaving had joined up with Free Cakes for Kids and would be ordering cakes through them in the future. After having a look at the School’s website I decided to go with green and white with a brown picket fence.
The latest cake was dinosaur cake for a special birthday boy. I had so much fun making this cake. I had made a dinosaur cake for my best friend a couple of years ago (click here for the pictures) so I was keen to try a different dinosaur. He was made from vanilla sponge cake with vanilla frosting. He was made from a 8″ square cake and some rice crispie squares, stacked then carved to shape.
I have enjoyed getting involved with Free Cakes for Kids so much and attended their network day at the central library a few weeks ago, which was a fantastic event and a lot of fun. I love what the charity stands for and as I bake cakes lots of cakes anyway a few extra here and there makes no difference to me but it makes a little boy or girl very happy. I am hoping I can get involved more with the charity and support them in providing this amazing service across Liverpool. If you enjoy baking cakes and fancy getting involved visit their website http://www.freecakesforkids.org.uk/ to find your nearest contact.