After I made the Bob the builder cake for Felix I was asked to create a cake for his little brother Oliver’s first birthday. I was so happy when they asked me to make a Winnie the Pooh cake as I love all the chatacters. They wanted something similar to the Eeyore cake that I had previously made but with more blue and green, with Winnie the Pooh, Piglet and Tigger…

I loved creating this cake. It was a 10 inch vanilla sponge with chocolate buttercream cake. The characters were made from icing / fondant and the bunting behind which had Oliver’s name on it was made from gumpaste.

My favourite thing about this cake are the characters. I started with Winnie the Pooh and Piglet and have to say these were a lot easier than Tigger. Tigger took a few attempts to get the head exactly right, but I was so happy when he was finished and it was worth the hours that I had sat there modelling him. In order to get his tail to stay up right there is actually a wire that runs through it and pushes into the cake, the same as the wire holding up the balloon.