FIRST BIRTHDAY CAKE

I had been given the honour, the privilege, the joy of making the birthday cake for our No 2 granddaughters first birthday and dedication day.DSC_1417I used my usual chocolate cake recipe.

Ingredients – THIS IS THE BASIC RECIPE BUT I DOUBLED THE AMOUNTS WHICH THEN ADDED TIME ON THE BAKING. IT TOOK ABOUT 1 HOUR TO COOK BUT I CHECKED IT AT 30 MINS AND TURNED IT AROUND AND CHECKED IT AGAIN AT 45 MINS.

  • 3 cups self raising flour
  • 2 cups raw sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 10 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup raspberries

Mix dry ingredients, add raspberries and liquid. Mix all together and bake in a moderate oven for approximately 30 mins. Test with a skewer to see if done.

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I cooled the cake and then started decorating it.  No 2 daughter gave me a hand.

We iced the sides of the cake with chocolate ganache and the top we iced with green tinged white chocolate ganache. This is to give the impression of grass.

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No 2 daughter cutting the icing to make pickets

We used ready to roll icing to make a picket fence and placed this all around the sides of the cake.

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On the top we used ready to roll icing that we coloured with different colours.  We cut out flowers and placed them on the top of the cake.

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I bought some chocolate letters and used these to spell out happy birthday Miss M. In the pack there were some chocolate hearts and stars and we used them too.

We then added some silver balls to just add a bit of sparkle. Overall we thought it turned out just great.

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21 thoughts on “FIRST BIRTHDAY CAKE”

  1. Oh, my! This is wonderful! I have never thought to put raspberries in chocolate cake. It sounds yummy. I love the way you decorated the cake. It is just beautiful! Great job, my friend! 🙂

  2. What a wonderful job you guys did on this cake and it is great that #2 got to share in the blessing. The raspberries sound so yummy. And it always means so much more when it is hand made !!! Happy First Birthday.

    1. What a wonderful encouraging friend you are, I am so thankful for you. Thanks for your lovely comment, I missed you this week so glad you have enough power to chat. Blessings

    1. Thank you Tianna for your encouraging comment and yes everything went very well, and we had a lovely time together. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. Blessings

  3. Hello Gorgeous! This looks incredible! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm, so we can party with you! Lou Lou Girls

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