Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Happy Birthday Martina (and happy birthday Tea Time Treats)

Martina was 2 last week. As last year, I used the bbc good food wedding chocolate cake recipe for her cake. It is a very easy recipe which turns out great each time - very chocolatey and moist (so it can be prepared ahead of time and decorated later).

I didn't bother layering the cake (actually I was too scared it would crack, being moist), and would prefer to use same sized tins and layer them on top of each other than cut into two or more layers horizontally. Rather than a 30cm round cake, I baked 2 cakes - 17cm and 20cm, which I then covered with marzipan and sugar paste and stacked on top of each other.

Since this month's Tea Time Treats theme is 'Cake', I am entering this post for November's Tea Time Treat challenge.

Tea Time Treats is a monthly baking challenge co-hosted by Karen at Lavender and Lovage, and Kate at What Kate Baked. Each challenge involves a style of bake or popular teatime ingredient. This month's challenge is 'Cake' hosted by Karen at Lavender and Lovage. The full rules can be found here, if you are interested in taking part.


  1. Wow! This Hello Kitty is sooo CUTE & lovely! Love it! :)

  2. Thank you so much for your comments! Martina had a great time last week as birthday celebrations lasted the whole weekend.

    Oh, and she can now say 'cake' and sing 'happy birthday' (well sort of) :)

  3. WOW! What a STUNNING and PRETTY cake,I am so pleased you entered it into Tea Time Treats Ritianne - THANK YOU! Karen