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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Chocolate Hedgehog Cake for Son's 10th Birthday Party

I have a book full of inspiring cake designs.  Each year I hand it to my two children just before their birthday.   One day I hope they'll ask for the Sandcastle cake that's coated in realistic looking crushed Digestive biscuits.   They look through every single one and then ask for the Chocolate Hedgehog Cake.   Again.

I suppose I should be flattered, but I don't get any better at them and each time they come out looking highly comical and COATED in chocolate buttercream and Cadbury's Flakes.  I baked the sponges in two sizes of pudding basins - they took ages to cook, but were actually pretty good sponges.  OK, so hedgehog, porcupine, possum?  What is he?  Funny looking critter.  And a blurred picture.



Recently found a hilarious Jane Asher cake book with some truly weird cakes - a cake that looks exactly like a cabbage.


One that has been intricately carved to look like a bowl of Cornflakes with milk. (No one has been stupid enough to make that so I can't steal a picture of that one - but just try imagining a bowl of cornflakes.  As a cake.) I'm simply not trying hard enough.  As I'm sure Jane would say, 'Hedgehog, Shmedghog'

And this is what he should have looked like:



Can you spot the difference?

10 comments:

Gayle said...

Oooh, all those piccies of cakes are making me want one!

There's nothing wrong with your cake. Looks cute!

just Gai said...

I too have a fancy cake book which I hand to my daughters before every birthday. We've had the hedgehog cake (does every book have a hedgehog?) but we have also had a farmyard, a sweet shop, a zoo, a monkey's tea party, a wedge of cheese and mice, a pirate, a clown ... However I'll never forget the first fancy cake I ever made. It was from a magazine and was Noddy in his car. I felt quite pleased with my efforts until my daughter said it looked like Mr Blobby! Then there was the dog that looked like Pokemon!!!

Choclette said...

Well I'm impressed by your hedgehog and sounds as though your children were too. I wouldn't even make the attempt I'm so hopeless at doing anything arty. Hope your son had a good birthday.

lolb said...
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Chantal said...

You just cannot go wrong with chocolate and cake :)

Sally said...

That look so CUTE! And YUM!

Grazing Kate said...

thanks to all for the kind words about a very amateurish cake. It was delicious, as Chantal says, it's pretty difficult to go wrong with chocolate and cake. We had plenty of buttercream left over which stores very well in the fridge and my daughter and I have just made bizarre koala and frog faced cupcakes with it.

Northern Snippet said...

Baking isn't my forte,I had some hilarious efforts when my kids were younger.As you say its the taste that's important.

giggling wombat said...

Awww, I thought he was absolutely amazing- and yummy too!

giggling wombat said...

I think he's amazing- he was yummy as well!