Do you wish you could whip up a show-stopping cake for that special birthday, but have no idea where to start?
As cake trends evolve and cakes grow taller and more complex, it can be somewhat daunting for the beginner to know where to start, when it comes time to bake that special person in your life a fabulous birthday cake.
Obviously, I have more complex recipes and tutorials on my website, but whenever I talk cake with my non-cakey friends – or muggles as some of us in the cake world like to call them – I hear a lot of, ‘Oh, I could never do that!’, ‘I don’t have the time’ or the classic, ‘I wouldn’t know where to start…’
With that in mind, I decided that my latest ‘recipe’ (although one can barely call it that) would be the ultimate cheat’s guide to creating a beautiful and trendy birthday cake, whilst considering every possible shortcut to allow you to achieve a cake that you can be proud of, without all of the stress that goes into learning to bake the ‘proper’ way.
Everything I used in this recipe was obtained from my local supermarket at the weekend, to ensure that I didn’t use any specialist ingredients or tools that you can’t easily buy as part of your weekly shop and I think the results speak for themselves.
With just some lemon-flavoured boxed cake mixes, a few ready-made finishing touches and a couple of fresh ingredients, you will be able to create this beautiful birthday cake that will put a smile on anyone’s face.
Who knows though. You might just pick up a couple of tips along the way that will give you the confidence to tackle something slightly more complex next time.
My Cheat’s Birthday Cake is the perfect starter recipe for anyone who dreams of being able to make modern, beautiful cakes, but is lacking the confidence to give it a go.Print