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Anneline

Children's cakes?

Can anyone recommend a nice children's cakes book? My baby's first birthday is coming up. Or a good website or even just a good idea...

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sam from worthing

childrens cakes.

the australian womens weekly have superb childrens cake ideas - but for a one year old its more about the grown ups rather than the child. you can get them through amazon/ebay/whsmith.

but i would maybe go for a nice maderia base then ice to the childs colour ie, blue, pink or yellow.

then in latter years go more adventurous. to thomas tank engine or fairy princess or dinosaur etc.

or delia has lovely tray bake ideas - which always prove a hit.
I am trying to find her recipe....i can;t find it on line - but i can find the book tomorrow.

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sam from worthing

childrens cake

found the recipe for tray bake i was after.

and by golly it took some finding.

http://www.deliaonline.com/home/Print-Recipe.html?PID=2459&ampCID=731

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Honey

Children's cakes?

My granddaughter has just had her 1st birthday and my daughter did something very simple. She found a shop where you could hire a No.1 silicon cake mould (cheaper than buying). She did a 4 egg sponge cake recipe. Made two cakes and sandwiched them together, covered it with a thin chocolate butter icing and then covered the whole cake with Smarties. She bought a kilo of Smarties online and there were enough for her to do lines of the same colour diagonally across the cake... a row of red, then blue, then yellow etc. She then cut the cake diagonally between the rows of Smarties. It was very well received. If you like the idea and can't get a No.1 mould, then bake a big cake in a roasting tin and then trim to the shape of a No.1

As someone said... save your creativity for when your child is older, this year is for the grown ups.

I remember really enjoying making a fairy castle for my daughter... that was easy to do... square cake tin, the towers were baked in baked bean tins (I vaguely remember that the cake was flavoured with.... wait for it.... strawberry flavoured blancmange!!!) doilies were cut in half and coiled round to make cones the roof of the towers... lots of silver balls to make it sparkly.

H x

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Gravy Queen

Children's cakes

Looks like our babies are all of a similar age Anneline and Honey :-) My granddaughter is one in September so I will have to start thinking about it !

Must say that I tend to check out blogs these days there are so many , I tend to find them through other cooking forums and Facebook friends . My friend has a page on FB called Hevz Tasty Treats she makes cakes and has some good links to other pages too . You can really pick up ideas plus techniques and can always ask questions if you need help .

Doesn't time fly !! X

 
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