He's a joyful character full of love, adventure and mischief. Currently, his favourite things to do are:
- to play knights and castles,
- to play batman,
- play with cars,
- Top Trumps and
- rough and tumble with Daddy.
He requested a dinosaur cake - again I looked to Pinterest for inspiration. I made 4 round sandwich cakes (8in tins). Cut one round in half to form the hump back of the body and then continued to cut the remaining parts of the body from the remaining cakes. I used the curves of the outside of the cake rounds to sculpt the shape of the tail, neck etc.
After butter creaming and laying over the fondant I started adding detail. I vaguely wanted the dinosaur to have a stegosaurus features and little man did state that that's what type of dinosaur it was - so it wasn't too far off.
I really enjoyed making this cake. I mixed the fondant colours and made the cakes the day before I cut, shaped it and put it all together the following day - and that approach seemed to work well. It seemed more relaxed to do it that way - which is always good in my book!
Our family tradition for birthdays is that the cake is a big part - almost as big as the presents themselves... so it felt good to see his eyes light up as I brought it in to the dining room to the usual chorus of 'Happy Birthday'. He knew for months that he wanted a dinosaur cake. I wonder what the next requests will be!
Happy Birthday darling boy.
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