I made this Ninja Turtle cake for my son’s 4th birthday. He brought home a paper TMNT mask from childcare one day and I thought that would make a good stencil so I put it away for safe keeping.

Anyway I am far from a professional but this cake was so easy to make, just a round butter cake that I cut out in the shape of the stencil and then just decorated it according to the picture. I used black writing gel to finish it off but make sure you to this not long before the occasion because it can sometimes run – especially when it is warm.

I always find it a lot easier to freeze the cake before I ice it.