Max turned 5 at the beginning of July and yet again I needed to make birthday cakes. And this time I had to make three - eek! Max and his friend P were having a joint birthday party - well they are in the same class and their birthdays are only a fortnight apart so it saved me and V half the cost!! I made the mistake of letting Max and P look through a birthday cake book that my friend J had lent me. It was inevitable that, as they had decided on a knight and princess party (well they are 5) that they would both choose different castle cakes.....
So here's P's cake - this one was actually fairly easy to make as it was constructed entirely of swiss roll. I adapted the decoration to make turrets etc with ice cream cones.
And here is Max's
This one wasn't very complicated but it took ages. It was quite fiddly putting on the individual bits of icing to get the stone effect. I think it probably took about 4-5 hours to decorate. My best friend whilst making this cake was edible glue! It is amazing and very useful for things like this.
Now as we had Max's birthday party almost two weeks before his birthday, Max had a friend come for tea on his birthday and of course that meant another cake. Now as you may recall Max is more than a little obsessed with Lego so, to make life a little bit easier for me, I decided to make a Lego brick.
One rectangular cake was made and then I cut some circles out from the excess using a cookie cutter. Funnily enough my friend Jo had the same idea for Aidan's birthday cake - great minds think alike and all that.