Smurf house birthday cake

It was Amys 5th Birthday on Sunday and i decided to do a Smurf mushroom house house cake. Looked on google for ideas and could not work out how you would do the overhang of the ‘roof’ of the house. I tried cooking a big cookie a week before, but found i am no good at baking them as it burnt to a crisp (i may have forgot to set timer!) So having a cookie base for the roof was out, i did not want to try any more burnt cookies (yuk!). So decided to just do 2 cakes in 1 and have a cake board on top of the bottom of the mushroom, making 2 cakes altogether.

I left myself 2 days to do it all, 3 kids on my own and baking a cake isn’t the easiest situation, but i managed, just. First day i managed to get the 3 sponge layers for the bottom complete, along with icing and decorating it.

Day one in pictures:

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The second day was getting the roofs 4 layers baked, decorated and then finishing off decorating the board (which wasn’t much). The reason it was so time consuming was the amount of cake layers needed all layers took atleast 30 minutes. My electric hand mixer also decided to break after day 1. So had to go to nearest supermarket and buy another one, which was much more powerful than my first and ended up with mixture splattered everywhere.
I baked all cake layers for the roof and placed them on top of each other with buttercream in the middle of the layers. Then i got my bread knife and tried to cut as well as i could into a roof shape. Unfortunately this meant alot of cake was thrown in the bin. I treat myself to a Wilton cake turntable, which was fab and made the cutting of the roof so much easy. How i have managed without one i don’t know but will now always have one while i am doing cakes!

The roof finally in shape and it was covered, looked a bit odd as the cake was shorter than the board on the bottom layer, so roof wasn’t a smooth recline, but i have learnt my lesson on this if there is a next time. It came to board decorating and decided to make it easy just to pipe grass around the side. I searched high and low and could not find my wilton tip for grass, so it ended up being green piped flowers instead. So here is the end result, not perfect but it do the job:

Day two in pictures and the finished cake

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Mummy Hearts You
    Oct 08, 2013 @ 17:24:53

    You clever clever lady! Looks awesome 🙂 x

    Reply

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