Donut themed Birthday Cake

When it comes to cakes, I am not great at simple! If you like elegant, understated cakes, this post is probably not for you! I am by no means a professional baker but I love creating big, over the top cakes and this donut cake for Miss Charlie’s 5th Birthday is no exception.

10-oct-cake-instaThe cake itself is layers of chocolate cake and vanilla funfetti cake covered in strawberry swiss meringue buttercream. The funfetti cake is made by adding oodles of rainbow sprinkles to a regular vanilla cake mix (tip: use the long ‘jimmies’ type of sprinkles as the round hundred & thousands will start to bleed their colour into the batter almost immediately and it will not be as effective). There is also a surprise inside the cake: the centre is filled with smarties, mini M&Ms and assorted sprinkles. I had my fingers crossed that they would all spill out as the first slice of cake was cut and much to everyone’s delight, that is exactly what happened.

13-oct-cake-insideThe cake is decorated with a dark chocolate ganache drip (most of my cakes have the drip look as I just love the effect!), white chocolate shards covered in assorted sprinkles (tip: use gel food colours to tint the white chocolate to your desired colour), fresh donuts, donut cookies, chocolate donuts and mini blocks of chocolates.

The 5 candle is a basic pink candle from the supermarket (I am obviously in denial about Miss Charlie growing up so quickly – I originally bought a 4 candle and had to go back the next day to get a 5!). I used a small paint brush to cover the front of the candle with craft glue and then added the sprinkles, it dried in around 24 hours and I just love how it turned out.

13-oct-cake-1Thanks for reading along. If you have any questions or comments about my cake, please feel free to leave them below and I will do my best to get back to you.

Until next time,


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