In the run up to the munchkins birthday I had asked her what cake she wanted.
For her 1st birthday, I got all giddy and went completely over the top, ordering a cake shop to make her a number 1 cake. I was screwed over royally to the cost of 45 of your English pounds for a cake that was only big enough for me with a nice brew for elevenses and didn’t even have jam in it!
I mean, what kind of birthday cake doesn’t have jam and butter cream?
I learnt my lesson and even since purchased a character cake of her choice from Asda.
This year she asked for a frozen cake.
Of course she did.
And me thinking as frozen is the highest grossing Disney film of all time that the likes of Asda would be spewing out frozen related all sorts to cash in I said, of course you can have a frozen cake, I promise I will get one.
They don’t, no where does, well no where reasonably priced does.
I am wondering when the rest of retail is going to catch up! Asda didn’t do a cake, the card shop didn’t do Disney frozen balloons and trying to find an Elsa dress from the Disney store no less was like trying to locate a flying gold pig!
This left me stuck. I had already told her that there was no way I could actually get the frozen princesses to the party, even with her sensible suggestion that I could just get 2 people to dress up, I had to sort out a frozen cake.
Not wanting to spend a months food budget on a professional cake decorator to make a cake for me, I decided I would do it!
Which is ridiculous considering the most I know about cakes is how good they taste!
I can’t bake, I’ve never iced a cake and have no clue where to start with decorations.
I did what all good mums do, googled it, roped in my mother, who is a dab hand at decorating cupcakes and I essentially cheated.
I decided to buy the cake already made and iced, then just decorate it.
After much pinteresting of frozen cake pictures, I decided how I wanted it to look. I sourced figures for the top from ebay and the other bits we picked up at Windsors World of Cakes in Warrington.
I bought the cake from Asda. It was one of those design your own cakes that you can get a picture printed on.
We were going to paint it but realised we’d need to use vodka, I wasn’t willing to waste any of the good stuff so instead I bought an edible spray lustre as I wanted the cake blue.
Then we cut out some snowflakes, which we decorated with white glitter.
Once everything was ready we used an edible glue to stick the snowflakes on, fashioned some snow out of icing to get the figures to stand on and twirled some wire to go with the number 6 I’d bought.
Then we were done it took us just over an hour. Simple but effective. It turned out brilliantly considering we had no clue what we were doing.
I still can’t bake, I still haven’t iced a cake but I have decorated one!
The munchkin was chuffed to bits and it tasted good too!