Baby cake

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This beautiful cake is ideal for a baby shower or christening. It's simple but effective cloud design creates a special cake to celebrate a truly special occasion. Alternatively why not top with a hot air balloon or airplane cake topper for a children's birthday cake?


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (170°C fan, gas mark 4) and grease and line two 8" sandwich tins.

  2. Beat together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and continue to mix, before carefully folding in the flour and baking powder.

  4. Split the mixture evenly between the two sandwich tins and bake for 20-30 minutes until golden and baked throughout.

  5. Leave the cakes to fully cool on a wire cooling rack.

  6. Meanwhile make the buttercream by beating together the butter and icing sugar, before gradually incorporating the vanilla extract and milk.

  7. When the cake is fully cooled, spread the jam and part of the buttercream across the top of one sponge and sandwich together with the other sponge on top.

  8. With the remaining buttercream cover the sides and top of the cake to help the sugar paste stick in place.

  9. Roll out the blue sugar paste into a large circle and lay over the cake, using your hands or a cake smoother to smooth out any bumps.

  10. Roll out the white sugar paste icing and using a cloud cookie cutter stamp out the shapes. These can be stuck to the blue sugar paste by lightly brushing the back of the clouds with water.

  11. To finish the cake, tie around a satin ribbon and top with a baby ornament or cake topper.

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