Last week it was Figgy's Cuzzie Ernesto's first birthday and what better way to celebrate this bundle of cuteness' life, than with a signature Figgy Lane cake!
With help from Wig Wam and her boyfriend, we were able to make a cute cake, inspired by one of his favourite toys, which we were told after we arrived, he had been playing with it that morning and had laughed and amused himself for ages!
It took a hell of a lot of eggs!
And orange zest
And discarded shells
To create this giant block of deliiiiiiicious cakey goodness that I like to call my best friend :) or as you might know him, white chocolate orange cake. We have mentioned this cake recipe in a past blog post when we made our tudor rose cake, but if you can't be bothered to look that far back then here's the recipe. I highly recommend this cake and so does all my family as it went down a treat!
This is a picture before we added the faces to the icing and before the icing started to sag and melt off the cake.... Who would have thought this cake would be sooo hard?!?! I thought it was going to be the easiest cake I'd ever made, but alas, it was not to be true! Even sculpting fondant icing into cylinder shapes was ridiculously hard (causing us to arrive to the party an hour late...)
As you can see here, the icing has sagged immensely! But no one seemed to mind apart from me, and the deliciousness overrode the disaster that it was!
And finally, the birthday boy enjoying all the attention. The cake was so real that he tried to play with it by trying to push down one of the icing heads! And if that isn't a sign of success then I don't know what is?!