Happy Mother’s Day to my Mam! I wanted to bake something special, Cath Kidston -esque and chocolate free for my Mam and came up with this haphazard star cake. I will tell you all about the inside of the cake later on as it’s still a little secret (and we haven’t tried it yet!).
After some frantic last minute icing shopping I managed to get a layer of marzipan and royal icing on the very alcoholic cake in record breaking time. Fingers crossed it’s all set in place now as there was no time to let the icing dry before adding the decorative touches. Especially with the cake inside having taken 2 weeks of soaking and 7 hours of preparing/baking. I’m hoping it tastes good!
I attempted to colour my own icing after failing to create purple with red and blue food colourings I managed to use some silver spoon blue liquid colouring to create the blue icing and I was lucky to have some pre coloured red icing left over from Christmas too, that needed to be used up.
I rolled the different colours of icing out using my mini silicon rolling pin and used a variety of star cutters to cut out the shapes. Adding a liberal coating of glitter on each star to give it a bit more sparkle. I found tipping the glitter onto a plate and swishing the stars in the glitter made life a bit easier and a good generous layer of glitter to boot. Although the curious cat also got a bit glitterified too in the process.
I don’t own edible cake glue so I made my own with a bit of water and liquid glucose and used a knife to spread it on each star (sparingly) as I didn’t want the colours to bleed into the white icing and ruin the effect. The idea is to create just enough stickiness to hold the decorations on.
I got a bit carried away and put as many red and blue stars on to the cake as I could fit, including a few that are climbing up the side of the cake… I was envisaging a Cath Kidston fabric print and hope that it kind of conjures up that image but with more glitter 🙂
I’m off to take it to my Mam now. Let’s hope she likes it!
Gorgeous! She’ll love it! Have a lovely day 🙂
Thank you! Hope you have a lovely day too!
This looks impressive, Lauren. Hope your mother enjoys it.
Thanks Sharyn! We’re just about to cut it so will let you know how it goes!
What a lovely surprise ! Thank you Lauren for my very special tipsy Mothers Day cake it looks brilliant and tates so good !!! Kath Kidson would be proud of it .
You are so kind and thoughtful
Luv u mum x x x
Thanks very much Mam. Glad you enjoyed the cake. Happy Mother’s Day and thanks forday. Love you lots x x a lovely
It looks amazing. Glad your mam enjoyed it :)x
Thanks so much! Hope you’ve had a lovely day too 🙂 x
This looks great…glad your mum enjoyed it!! x
Thanks so much Laura! 🙂 x
Wow! Brilliant cake Lauren, looks amazing, I bet your mam was thrilled with it. Hope you had a nice mothers day together! What flavour was it? lots of love xxx
What an incredible cake. I love the look of it. The presentation is amazing. I love how the stars are different colours and differenty sizes. Amazing is all I can say! xx
Looks great. I love all things Cath K!
Bet your Mum loved it! xx
Thank you! I think my mam liked it. It was definitely a surprise! 🙂
What a lovely idea ! I b :)ked for my Mum too!
Thanks so much! I bet your mam was pleased with your baking x
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