My friend wanted a 3rd birthday cake for her son who loved ‘In the night garden’. I came up with the design of this In the Night Garden Cake by learning more about the programme and about the characters. I then designed the cake before making it!

The cake was a chocolate sponge, 9″ with chocolate buttercream. It was then covered in green icing to resemble grass. I then made a path and trees for the cake before making the figures. Once I had made the figures these were added to the cake.

I found it to be very useful to print of what the characters looked liked to ensure that the colours were correct and the figures resembled the characters from the programme.

The cake took quite a few hours to do, and the figures took a lot longer than expected – so it’s best to ensure you leave plenty of time when making a cake such as this.