Ultimate Birthday Cake

 

Not only does this cake combine two gorgeous rich vanilla sponges, chocolate buttercream, orange curd and fondant icing, but we also give you some cake decorating tips that will make sure that the next birthday cake you make will be the ultimate version! Everyone wants different sizes, shapes and flavours but decorating with fondant icing and using chocolate writing can always be used to make your cake really stand out!

What you will need

300 g salted butter

300 g caster sugar

300 g self-raising flour

6 large eggs

1 vanilla pod

100 g softened butter

160 g icing sugar

40 g cocoa powder

1 orange curd

500 g fondant icing

200 g dark chocolate

1 handful fresh berries

1 handful pistachio crumbs

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