Cake can be a fantastic present to give someone for their birthday, if you are counting your pennies, or unsure of what to get someone, a homemade cake can say it all. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy if that’s not your skill base. Just do some sneaky digging into what their favourite flavour sponge or bake is and try your hand at making it for them.
For our friend’s two boy’s birthdays we we unsure what to get them as we knew they would get lots of amazing toys and we are saving like mad for a holiday next year. As they were having a joint birthday party it was decided I would make the party cake as their presents.
A sea monster theme was set and I tried doing waves for the first time. I used fondant mixed with Tylo powder to strengthen it, then piped along the top of each wave with fondant mixed with a little water to create a paste which can be used in a piping bag. You could also use royal icing for the tops of the waves.