Monday, 7 July 2014

I have a 17 year old!!

I now have a seventeen year old son!
My big boy had his birthday last week.
He's almost driving on his own.
Licence test is this Friday.
There's plenty of driving practise going on!

His beautiful sister wanted to make him a special cake.
So together we made the favourite chocolate cake. 
It uses chocolate topping in the batter. Yum. 

Then she separated the smarties into colours to decorate the top.

Then we made a big amount of ganache.
It would be used as glue.

We cut up 3 blocks of Kit Kats.
Worked out we didn't have enough.
4 would have been better.
So we spread them around the cake and then glued them on.

Then we poured the rest of the ganache on the top.
It filled the dip!
Then she started with arranging the smarties.
We contemplated just pouring them on the top, but decided on the circles.

It was a very time consuming and delicate process.
Keeping the recipient out of the kitchen was a big job!

The look on his face was priceless when he saw the finished product.
It certainly had the wow factor!



  1. Cake looks amazing!
    Happy Birthday to your young man.

  2. amazing cake! and happy birthday, geez don't they grow up quick. And lucky you... a teenager behind the wheel driving you about...yay ;-)


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