Going a bit potty

Flowerpot birthday cake

I was asked to do a birthday cake for someone in work, so I set about trying to find a book that I could get some inspiration from and also some hints and tips after my disaster with the castle cake. I have a habit of looking at instructions for things then ditching them and having a go at it myself, normally because I can’t be bothered to read them. This time, though, I read through a new book and followed the advice given. The recipient likes gardening and I had seen an idea of doing an upturned flowerpot and thought I could give that a go. The book recommended baking the cake in a terra cotta pot to get the shape and then I split it, filled it with buttercream and iced it. I then had a go at making the little man following rough guides from the book and I added the other little embellishments to finish it off. I’m really pleased with the result and I got a few more requests for cakes to keep me out of trouble for a while. 

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6 Responses to “Going a bit potty”

  1. Victoria Says:

    That’s incredible!! What book did you use for your inspiration? I’ve never heard of baking a cake in a terracotta pot.

  2. Sarah Bell Says:

    It was Perfect party cakes

  3. Ruth E Says:

    Wow!!! This looks fantastic! I’m sure it put a huge smile on Peter’s face!

  4. Deborah Says:

    Sarah that is absolutely fantastic! Wow! I still don’t know what you’re talking about when you refer to the castle cake as a failure… it was a triumph, as is this stunning speciman! I am so jealous of your talent. Supposed to make a birthday cake for the 4 year old next week. Dreading it… just don’t like baking and the decorating part goes WAY over my head! :)

  5. Darlene Says:

    That has got to be the cutest cake I have seen in a long time! Wonderful job!

  6. Sarah Bell Says:

    Thanks guys. It just takes patience really, if I can do it anyone can ;-)

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