Well my boy has had another birthday and I made a cake with I thought was quite impressive for me. The cake mix consisted of 12 eggs so you can imagine how big it was. Probably a little bit too big as my boy hasn't really eaten any of it.
I made two separate mixtures and cooked them separately and amazingly they cooked through in the middle. When they were cooled, I shaped the cake into a football shirt shape by cutting the sides off and using some of this to make the sleeves.
I then put a thin layer of jam and butter cream in the centre. I also put a layer of butter cream on the outside to enable the icing to stick to it. The icing is pale blue as his favourite team at the moment is Manchester City. I rolled the icing out, several times, to get a large enough piece to cover the cake. I then smoothed it out on top of the cake and eased it around the sleeves which was quite tricky and was not perfect by any stretch of the imagination.
I then rolled out some black icing and put my boy's name and age on the cake and ta-dar - one finished birthday cake.
I was really please with the finished product and it tasted rather yummy too.