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In The Garden Cake

by Julie Phillips
(Guildford, Surrey, UK)


My 4 year old daughter and I managed to quickly make and decorate this beautiful cake as a last minute gift for my Auntie. I baked an 8 inch sponge cake, then split it and sandwiched it with jam. I then rolled out a packet of white ready ice (fondant) and after coating the cake with seedless raspberry jam (didn't have apricot!), proceeded to cover the cake.

My daughter then raided her playdough cutters and found flowers, butterfly and leaf shapes and using a packet of 4 pre-coloured Supercook ready icing (green/yellow/red/black) spent just under an hour making the decorations. We cut about 30 little yellow flowers & 30 little red flowers and then put a tiny ball of white (from the remainder what we'd covered the cake with) to make the centre of the flower. We then used some cooled boiled water to paint a border at the base of the cake and then stuck the flowers on alternating the red & yellow.

We then cut the green leaves and marked the 'veins' on with a knife. Having then cut out the red butterflies and adding their bodies with the black and cutting the yellow flowers and layering them, I finally made the ladybird, which even with my very limited modelling skills was easy and effective. Just a red body, black head and a few spots and eyes!

Using a very small amount of the boiled water we then assembled the top of the cake, added some candles and sparklers, and it really was that simple. My 4 year old was over the moon with the results of her very hard work and the pleasure she took in presenting the cake made it a lunchtime well spent!

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Coolest In The Night Garden Cake 7

by Lucy C.
(Gloucester)

Homemade In the Night Garden Cake

Homemade In the Night Garden Cake

This In the Night Garden cake is a birthday cake I made for my son's first birthday. He loves In the Night Garden.

It's a jam and butter cream sponge cake decorated with sugar paste so is all edible. It's also my second cake I've ever made but my first go at In the Night Garden.

It is quite a big cake, actually it was too much to eat. It was about 40 pieces. I'm gonna give it a go at selling the toppers on eBay. I look forward to making another. Any ideas anyone?

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well done
by: Anonymous

That is a wonderful result for a new starter. Good luck with the toppers. cheers

Wonderful
by: draig-goch

I think this is a marvelous cake. It looks professional and is not OTT. I can't believe it's only your second one!

Could I ask the cake tin sizes you used? I'm making a Balamory cake for my goddaughter and am not sure on the size. Enough for 40 pieces would be great and I'd rather make a round one. Did you cut wedges or chunks? Sorry to be so inquisitive, I've not made a big birthday cake before!

Many thanks

IN THE NIGHT GARDEN CAKE
by: SHAZ

HOW MUCH WOULD YOU SELL THIS CAKE FOR AS ITS MY SONS SECOND BIRTHDAY AND HE LOVES IN THE NIGHT GARDEN????

coolest cake
by: lorna

This cake is fab. It is my daughters birthday in September and want to buy In the Night Garden toppers. Are you selling them anywhere? if so please let me know. Don't know if I have the patience to make them


Fab!!!!
by: Claire

The cake is fab. I'm looking at purchasing In The Night Garden Cake Toppers for my daughters 2nd birthday cake that I'm making. You said that you were going to give a go at selling them on eBay are you selling them yet or can I order them off you privatly.

My email address is claire.matthews15@btinternet.com

Hope you can help.

Wicked Cake
by: BigSister

this is a perfect base, very creative

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Coolest In the Night Garden Birthday Cake 16

by Sara W.
(Yeovil)

Homemade In the Night Garden Birthday Cake

Homemade In the Night Garden Birthday Cake

This n the Night Garden Birthday Cake took a lot of time and effort. It consists of 2 sponge cakes, one on top of the other covered separately in green fondant. The characters are all made of coloured fondant icing, as are the daisies.

I made the characters a week before the cake ensuring enough time for them to dry out. I then made the two cakes and iced them, then added the characters, and finished with piped icing.

Well worth the effort, my daughter loved it!

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Coolest In The Night Garden Birthday Cake 6

by Cheryl M.
(Cardiff, UK)

Homemade In The Night Garden Birthday Cake

Homemade In The Night Garden Birthday Cake

I made this In The Night Garden Birthday Cake for a friend's little boy just turned one. He is In the Night Garden mad!

Everything is edible. I made all the figures out of fondant icing, took a long time but well worth it. His mother almost cried when she picked it up, that is the best compliment in the world!

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wow!!
by: sarah yates

That cake is fantastic! Is it hard to make the little figurines?? My son is turning 1 soon and I'm in the process of practicing how to make an INTG cake for him.

How do you colour the icing?
by: laura

Hi how did u make the coloured icing to make the little figures? did you buy ready coloured icing?

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