Double birthday weekend – lots of cakes to bake

On the Saturday we were off to Morecambe Football Club for my nephews 7th birthday party and a cake was needed to have after tea at my sisters.  The theme was set as football as the party was for the group to do some football training, then my nephew was the mascot for the team ahead of the game against Tranmere and then to finish off we were watching the match.

I made some cupcakes to take to the football match for us all to have at half time, then we sang Happy Birthday with cake and candles back at my sisters.

I borrowed my friend Lou Lou’s football tin, which is the easiest way to make a football cake.  The tin even has the hexagonal pattern marked on so when the cake is baked you can trace the pattern.

The board was decorated as a football pitch and the candles were placed on the board where the corner flags would be.

Football
Football

 

Sunday we were off to Olive restaurant in Liverpool City Centre to celebrate my sister-in-law’s birthday with a family meal.  I was keen to bake a giant cupcake as I hadn’t made one in a while and as the birthday girl’s favourite chocolates are Ferrero Rocher the design was sorted – a ferrero rocher giant cupcake!

I bought 2 packs fo chocolate fingers and covered the bottom of the cupcake with them.  I made some gold buttercream by adding gold colouring, then in a piping bag I placed down one side the gold buttercream and down the other side Chocolate buttercream.  When you mix two colours like this you can create a swirled effect when piping.  I used a large star nozzle and piped swirls around the top of the cupcake.  I then cut ferrero rocher in half and placed them around the top of the cake.  Sprinkled a little gold edible dust on top and the cake was done.

The gold colouring worked really well and gave the rich, golden look I was hoping for.

 

Ferrero rocher giant cupcake
Ferrero rocher giant cupcake

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