Birthday Cake Recipes
Remember those childhood birthdays? Eyes wide with excitement as that candle-topped birthday cake is brought in? Remember that big breath needed to blow all the candles out before making a wish? Birthday cakes are as popular today as they have ever been. They come in all shapes and sizes and can be bought from supermarkets everywhere.
Surely one of the most important parts of a birthday is love? And what more love can be shown than by making a birthday cake at home? The age of the recipient is irrelevant: any home-made cake is going to be appreciated and loved. The basic cake recipe is store cupboard ingredient easy, using butter, sugar, flour and eggs. It is what is done with the cake batter which creates the magic.
Today`s fashion for a cupcake tower is one such way. Fruit cake can be a little heavy and so these are a sure success with their light, spongy morishness! They can be flavoured with coffee, chocolate, liqueur or made crunchy with nuts or chocolate chips. Rich icing tops each cake and perhaps sprinkles or little gold or silver balls for that little something different.
For bigger cakes tins and moulds in various different shapes can be purchased or even hired. This really encourages creativity and every little boy`s dream of having a Ferrari or pirate ship cake can come true. Sugar paste icing can be coloured using food dyes and moulded to make just about anything and edible too! A fort made using chocolate fingers for the surrounding wall is a sure success. The central `building` can be made of sponge cake, cut and formed into shape and coloured and iced to look like bricks. The addition of a few knights in armour or longbow men (or even cowboys and Indians) will ensure this cake is talked about for years to come.
Basic sponge cakes can be iced with sugar paste and decorated with edible, sugar paste flowers or even crystallized petals. This looks delicate and beautiful and almost too good to eat.
The shops are full of books on how to decorate birthday cakes and the internet is awash with sites to help. A little creativity and flair is all that is needed to create a masterpiece which will be appreciated far more than anything bought from a shop. So give the imagination free rein and enjoy the process of making and icing a beautiful and unique birthday cake.
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Birthday Cake Recipes