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Sneaky Peek : Peppa Pig Birthday Cake

Today you get a ‘Yum’ and a ‘Sneaky Peek’ rolled into one – “How to make a Peppa Pig Birthday Cake”!  I had so much fun baking, icing and decorating Poppy’s 2nd Birthday Cake – I can’t wait for all of her birthdays in the future!
 

Simplicity Cake

  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 60 g butter – melted
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Method

  • Sift flour and cocoa into a bowl and add sugar
  • Add butter, eggs, milk and vanilla and beat with an electric mixer for 2-3 minutes
  • Pour into a well-greased 20 cm tin and bake at 180°C for 30 minutes
  • Ice with butter icing when cold.

Source:  Best Recipes

I doubled this recipe for Poppy’s cake.  Once cooled I then looked at ‘Peppa’ on my computer and played around with getting the right outline. After carefully cutting the cake to get the basic shape of ‘Peppa’ I then iced with a butter icing (using the recipe on the back of the Icing Sugar packet and the Thermomix).

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I bought several packets of Wilton Rolled Fondant which I had never used before and to be honest was a little ‘wigged’ out about how to get the icing on the cake.  I did find it to be quite therapeutic kneading the fondant and adding the right about of ‘pink’ hue.

Surprisingly I found it more forgiving than the butter icing I used for Poppy’s 1st Birthday Cake as you could mould over any imperfections, and believe you me, there were plenty!

Wilton Fondant

So I was quite pleased with how little “Peppa” turned out.  Nick did mention that he thought it looked as though Peppa was smoking.  Mmmmm … now you mention that Nick??

PS:  Today is Poppy’s friend, Luka’s birthday.  Happy Birthday Luka.  xx

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