I don’t think I ever told you about the 8 eggs, 450g margarine, 450g sugar, 450g flour and several spoonfuls of lemon curd that became a rather tasty first birthday cake for E? I was rather pleased with how it turned out considering I’d not used roll out icing since covering our wedding cake nearly 15 years ago. As most of E’s party guests were snowed off we ended up eating cake with just about every meal for a week or so (the addition of lemon curd in the sponge mix ensured it didn’t dry out).
The lemon curd addition to a classic Victoria sponge mix was so good we made butterfly cakes too with a mascarpone filling topped with blueberries and raspberries. Butterfly cakes, sigh, so reminiscent of childhood birthday parties. How lovely it is to now be continuing simple family traditions with E.
Time to start nudging cake making ideas around for E’s 2nd birthday which is only a couple of months away. What fabulous birthday cake creations have you made that might inspire me?