My Daughter’s 3rd Birthday Cake

My daughter turned 3 a couple of weeks ago (where on earth did those 3 years go?) and I was determined to make her a cake, despite the fact I was drowning in work and social activities.

For those of you who saw my cake last year, you will know that I love baking but hate decorating. I fully accept that this cake looks like a child made it but I had fun, apart from a few mishaps. Also my daughter is older now so a themed cake seemed appropriate.

My daughter loves Duggee (a cartoon on CBeebies) so I decided to base my theme on that, however I wasn’t going to attempt to make Duggee and his squirrel friends out of fondant icing. No thanks. Although my aunt made a Duggee cake and absolutely nailed it. Check it out here – aren’t her cakes incredible?!

My aunt coached me through this and gave me lots of tips and tricks. It’s handy having a professional baker in the family. I decided to make a rainbow out of fondant icing as I felt I could achieve this with my lack of decorating skills.

I bought a large block of white fondant icing from Tesco (and now I have loads left and no idea what to do with it. Whoops.) and coloured 6 small balls of icing using food colouring. Yes my hands looked like a child after painting at nursery.

I then rolled them into long tubes and shaped them around a small cookie cutter, securing them together using a little water and a paint brush.

I later realised that my rainbow was too big for my cake so I had to bake another layer and shorten my rainbow. Doh. I also made a ‘Hey Kaiya’ sign using alphabet stencils and placed them on some plain white fondant. Let’s just say that was fiddly!

After a lot of baking, washing up, smoothing icing and avoiding any meltdowns, I managed to put this cake together. I think it went down well because as soon as I placed it in front of my daughter, she immediately started picking at the icing before blowing the candle out. Kids!

Thanks so much for reading. Have a great day 🙂

My name is Bhavisha Surti and I am a food photographer and stylist based in Milton Keynes. Please subscribe to my blog below and check out my website to see more of my work at you! 

Duggee Themed Birthday Cake by Bhavisha Surti – Food Photographer and Stylist

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Riah says:

    Wow. This is incredible!

    Liked by 1 person

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