Happy Lion Birthday Cake


This colourful animal sponge is sure to be the mane event at any party! Perfect for kids, the simple yogurt vanilla sponge has a buttercream and novelty sugar paste icing decoration

What you will need

250g pack unsalted butter Butter butt-err Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

50ml whole milk Milk mill-k One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

150g whole natural yogurt

½ tsp vanilla paste or extract

3 large eggs

250g white caster sugar

300g self-raising flour

2 tsp baking powder Baking powder bay-king pow-dah Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

200g unsalted butter, very well softened

300g icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla paste or extract

2 tsp whole milk

2 heaped tbsp raspberry jam (or lemon curd)

25cm cake board, or cake plate

yellow or orange food colouring paste ( we used Sugarflair Egg Yellow)

about 350g white sugar paste

a few strands of spaghetti, snipped into finger lengths

a little icing sugar, sifted, for rolling out

2 liquorice Catherine wheels with blue middles

about 2 tsp chocolate sprinkles


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