Ninja Turtles Birthday Cake & Cupcakes

Ninja Turtles seem to be VERY popular with little boys!

This double-tiered Ninja Turtles cake was for a 6th birthday:

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{3 layers of red velvet cake with a cream cheese frosting at the bottom; and 3 layers of decadent vanilla sponge with vanilla buttercream frosting at the bottom}

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Matching cupcakes for the birthday party – also a selection of red velvet with cream cheese frosting and vanilla with buttercream:

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For his school’s ‘birthday ring’, he wanted Ninja Turtles for boys and girls:

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Cake for Two!

{Or three or four…}

I love these smaller cakes – they’re just so perfect for an intimate gathering and too cute! Also great if you want to have a few different cakes at your party – you can do 2 or 3 different ‘mini’ cakes.

And they’re not even that small – about 15cm and quite tall.

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This is a vanilla sponge with honey buttercream and a custom white chocolate birthday message, along with some fondant honey bees.

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Little Mermaid Birthday Cakes

As you know, I have 2 boys and lack a bit of girly presence in the house. Everything is always about spiders and bugs and Spider-Man and all those boy-things…

Funny enough, most of my novelty cake orders are for boys… Ninja Turtles, Spider-Man, Avengers, etc.

So, whenever I get asked to do a girly-themed cake, I’m even more delighted and excited to get stuck in.

This cake was for our dear little next-door-neighbour-birthday-girl, who turned 6:

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The cake had pink and turquoise layers inside – vanilla sponge with vanilla buttercream.


Also within the Mermaid theme – my specialty carrot cake with Mermaid-themed white chocolate decorations:

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Land Rover Defender Birthday Cake

Boys will be boys and they love their toys…!

My husband loves his ‘Landy’ and he enjoys nothing better than going on a 4×4 trip, testing its limits and performance.

Oh, I can tell you many, many stories of our Land Rover trips we’ve been on, most of them ending in the water or mud or somewhere not very appealing. And I think that is the main appeal {for the boys in any case} of the infamous Defender.

It’s kind of like a dog – man’s best friend. {Well, some men in any case – not the Toyota-drivers…}

Oh, and we’ve heard all the jokes – trust me! But I must just say that those Defenders are mighty strong and sturdy and dependable, contrary to all the jokes, etc. We’ve driven through rivers, where the water reaches the bottom of the windows, covering the entire front ‘nose’ {?!} of the truck, climbed rocky mountains so steep you cannot adjust your seatbelt {an automatic safety feature} and you’re literally pooping your pants, but we always come out on the other side. {Ok, almost always…}
And even I can drive it – it’s quite fun too! Nothing feels better than just ramming over stuff! You also feel so safe when driving through dodgy areas, although a quick getaway is totally out of the question – it’s like driving a snail as a getaway car…

Right, so in honour of {some} man’s best friend, here is the Landy cake I made for my husband’s recent birthday:


It was a rich and decadent chocolate affair with cream cheese frosting and covered in decorative fondant.


And yes, it was ‘stuck in the mud’ {hehe!}…



Avengers Cakes & Cupcakes

Another superhero theme done and dusted! These Avengers cakes were for a 5th birthday. {Red velvet and cream cheese frosting; vanilla sponge with vanilla buttercream}

Well, my 3-year-old couldn’t keep his eyes {or hands for that matter} off these cakes! I had to hide these at night from sneaky little fingers…




#dessert tonight: Custard Cake

Custard Cake

Truly delicious and super easy too!  I got this recipe from Pinterest – from another blogger I follow: white on rice couple… So I thought I’d try it out – and it didn’t disappoint! (I adjusted the recipe a tiny bit to work better for me…)

113g butter

2 cups of milk

4 eggs, separated

150g icing sugar

1 tbs water

115g flour

1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 160C, lightly butter baking dish.

Melt butter & set aside. Warm milk and set aside.

Whip egg whites to stiff peaks (add a few drops of vinegar to help eggs stay stable) and set aside.

Beat egg yolks & sugar, mix in melted butter & water until evenly incorporated.

Mix in the flour. Add milk & vanilla – slowly – until well mixed.

Fold in egg whites using a whisk – ensure all big chunks are mixed in properly (it will look a bit curd-like.. All normal!)

Pour batter (very liquid batter) into oven dish and bake at 160C for 40-45minutes until the top is golden and set. Let it cool completely before removing from dish, dust with icing, cut and serve.

This will be delicious with some fresh strawberries or raspberries!

Enjoy! X