This week I was asked to make a number 1 birthday cake for a little boy. Ok so I didn’t have a number 1 shaped tin so I started of by making 2 12 x 8inch cakes and armed with a number 1 template set about carving it into shape. On top I decided to put a little giraffe playing with some toys, the decorations on this cake are all made from icing / fondant so everything was edible apart from the wooden stick holding the giraffe into place. I have to admit one of my favourite parts of this cake was the rug. I sat there for a while trying to decide how to make the icing I had in front of me look like a rug and after a few failed attempts I really like the final outcome. The cake ended up a little bigger than I expected and I hadn’t really thought about the height I made the giraffe because when I went to put the lid on the box it was a little too tall. But I really hope that everyone at the party really likes it…

I have put some more picture of this cake in the cake gallery, so please take a look.