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Show Stopper Birthday Cake

Were you inspired by the creations of the Great British Bake Off? Allow us to help!
We’ll provide you with the foundations then it’s up to you to go wild on the decoration! Smarties, gold and silver balls, malteasers, chocolate pieces- your only limit is your imagination!
Line a big square tin (roasting ones with sides are good) and preheat the oven to 180oC
For the cake, cream together 8oz of marg and 8 oz of caster sugar until very soft. Add 4 eggs gradually so the mixture doesn’t curdle. Sift in 6oz of flour and 2 oz of cocoa powder and fold in gently until well combined.
Cook for 35 mins until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.
Now the fun can begin!
If you cut the cake into strips then cut the strips into halves and fill them with a fruit curd of your choice it make it extra gooey (Mary Berry would approve)
Use the strips to make out letters or numbers and smoother with icing
Stir a spoonful of curd into your icing (butter, icing sugar and a drop of water)
Definitely don’t even consider the fact that you might have overdone the Smarties, you cannot go crazy enough with this creation!
Show Stopper Birthday Cake
Posted 21.10.14