I'm back! After 2 weeks off due to a series of unfortunate events including having no broadband and having my phone stolen, I am officially back online. I've had a hectic couple of weeks and though I haven't been writing and sharing have been busy in my kitchen as usual. The great weather over the last couple of days has been really fantastic and there has been lots of opportunity for eating outside with family and friends, so plenty of summer recipes to come. Summer time also means tis' the season of confirmations and communions and this cake is one I made for my cousin for her confirmation on Friday. Her dress for the big day was covered in bows and she was sporting a flash pair of gold Lipsy high top boots. So I decided to incorporate these elements into the cake along with a girly theme of colours and flowers. She was really delighted with the cake on the day and everyone enjoyed looking, but more importantly eating it!
The cake itself is consists of a moist caramel chocolate cake on the bottom, sandwiched together with a caramel frosting. The top layer is a delicious lemon madeira cake, smothered in a light lemon buttercream icing. All the decorative components are made from roll out or fondant icing.
Cake making can be an expensive hobby so finding great value ingredients is key. I always
use the Tesco own brand fondant icing which is great value at €3.39 per kg. You can pick it up
in 500g or 1kg packages.