How very exciting! Our daughter turned 1 a few weeks ago!
We spent a super lovely Birthday-weekend with family and it was truly special.
Of course, there is no Birthday without cakes so for the guests my mum, my step dad and I prepared a cake buffet with various cakes. I made two cakes for the buffet. One of them was a semi-naked sponge cake filled with buttercream and raspberry jam (the jam I accidentally ‘stole’ from my mum, she wanted to use it for another cake – ooops :)).
The other cake I made was without refined sugar, but it still tastes like a normal cake and I don’t think you miss the sugar at all (promise!).
But we’ll start with the sponge cake for this week…
This was my first attempt on a buttercream coated cake and I was not too convinced it would work out – but Pinterest, watching the Great British Bake Off and a bit of advice from a friend massively helped me out!
I can really recommend both recipes – the sponge was evenly baked and the buttercream was super smooth. I was scared that the buttercream would be too sweet but it was a very pleasant taste in the end.
Decorating the cake was a first for me. I used a ruler to smoothen the buttercream (thanks, Nina for the advice!) and used my cake stand as a turn table. And, hey, it worked! I was so surprised and a little bit proud as well :).
I wanted the cake to look quite simplistic and as Frieda loves animals I just added a few wooden animals, a quickly made bunting and a candle to the cake. And that was it!
I hope you enjoyed this post. Do you have a favourite 1st Birthday cake?