Lily’s Birthday Cake

Our nickname for Lily is Lily-Bug so it seemed appropriate that her first birthday cake was a ladybird! I scoured the internet for an image of a ladybird cake for inspiration and finally came across one that I liked. I tried to use a special dome birthday cake mould, but sadly, I think as I was making a vegan cake, I just couldn’t get it to bake properly and I ended up with a rather small slightly rounded cake, I added another round underneath to give it a little height but it still ended up a little smaller than I had anticipated.

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The icing I bought ready made and I used some cookie cutters for the leaves around the base… theĀ antennae are made of liquorice!

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Lily in her bug suit pointing out the candle that has just been blown out!

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It didn’t take long for her to grab hold of the cake.

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and here she is with her prize! She actually had her birthday cake a little early as we travelled down to see family in Devon. Despite it’s shortcomings I was very proud of this birthday cake and I am wondering how I will top it next year!

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