Thursday, 14 July 2011

Cub cake

Today it was my very good friend Adam's last day at work (sob! boo! etc), so as a wee leaving present I baked him a cake. The man likes cake.

He gets nicknamed Cub, so  I made a very manly vanilla sponge with a fondant bear and a mini bunting banner.
I used this recipe (as it is lovely and easy), iced it with buttercream and then lined the sides with giant milkybar buttons. Mmm.
I made the bear by mixing green and red fondant (bought from sainsburys), and piping his wee face and paws with chocolate. There is a skewer running through the bear to keep his head on (and luckily I remembered to warn everyone before someone tried to eat it one go!).
The bunting was really simple to do, but finished off the cake perfectly. I started by downloading letters from this lovely blog, playing about with the colours in print until they looked good together, and changing the size until I was happy that they wouldn't overwhelm the cake. I used bbq skewers and string to hold it all up. Easy!

It is SUCH an easy cake to do as you don't have to worry about making the buttercream neat - the giant buttons cover everything up nicely. & most importantly, it went down well!

7 comments :

  1. wow!! Cub Cub...he's gone...he's dead..he's not dead. xx

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  2. He's deaaaaaad. (He's not dead). Can't believe almost all of the old team is gone.

    Are you going to come down for the festival party? It's on August 4th xx

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  3. This is such a cute cake. I love how you did the bear! All I want to do is eat it, I might try out the recipe. :) xxx

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  4. Thanks!

    You should definitely try it & let me know how it works for you. x

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  5. Brilliant cake!

    Have to show this to the other half as my birthdays coming up... Though i fear his attempt wouldnt be as neat as yours... and probably wouldnt include the bear :(

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  6. Aww, I'd love it if my boyfriend baked me a cake (even if it was rubbish!). x

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