It was my Daughters Birthday today, and needless to say even though it was Christmas she was getting a cake made by mummy. My favourite animal as a little girl was an elephant, and my daughter has a few elephant toys (one of which is her night time teddy) so I decided to make a simple cake with a cute elephant topper.
The cake itself is a 6inch double stacked chocolate mud cake with white chocolate ganache filling and covered in fondant. The elephant is made from florist paste – she was also my 4th attempt, who knew I would get so frustrated with not being able to make a “cute” elephant. I am pleased with my final one though.
The plaque is also hand made and I piped white hearts around the cake using royal icing. I need to work on my piping, but I am getting better!
I even let two candles be put in the top of the cake for her to blow out (after all what is a Birthday cake for a child without candles?!) and she really enjoyed it, and got very messy eating a slice!