I needed to practice baking in my new oven and here are the results. I haven’t tried any cupcakes yet but instead I baked a giant cupcake cake using the trusty Planet Cake white chocolate mud recipe.
I used this shaped pan which saves a lot of time carving and shaping your cake. Some people might call this the cheats way but for a busy mum with 4 kids under 7 it’s perfect!
It’s lots of fun making the large sprinkles out of rolled fondant and my new caesar stone benchtop is a dream to roll out fondant on (much better than my old laminate one!).
I also love having all my cake decorating equipment together in one easy to access spot. At our old house it was such a chore to pull everything out of the bottom of the hallway cupboard just to find the one little utensil I needed without waking up the kids if they were sleeping. Now its so much easier to find what I need and to keep it all tidy.
A giant cupcake is the perfect size birthday cake for a small gathering of people but it still looks impressive. Now just to write a birthday message. I hope my friend likes her surprise.