I was asked by the manager at my son’s nursery to make a Homemade Gruffalo Cake for them to raffle off for comic relief. I’d never made anything that complicated before but said id give it a go.

I made 3 plain 8 inch round cakes and piled them up, tinted some buttercream green for the grass and coated it. I made the figures out of fondant icing (the gruffalo is chocolate fondant) and stuck them on, the tree is made using a couple of Twix coated in chocolate fudge icing.

I was pleasantly surprised by the finished product and all the girls at nursery were too!!