Reaching the final of Masterchef 2007 was a rollercoaster of emotion, with huge highs and lows, but I loved every minute and learnt a huge amount. I owe a great deal to John and Gregg who had faith in my ability when I did not believe in myself. Since competing on the programme my life has changed considerably. I now write cookery columns for two magazines, give cookery demonstrations and am just working on my 13th cook book - unlucky number for some but not for me!!! I love all forms of country cooking, using seasonal and locally sourced produce. This blog is to enable me to share with you a few of my recipes and baking ideas. Enjoy Hannah xxxx

Monday, 16 June 2008

Teenage boy birthday cakes can be problematic! Gone are the days of spaceships, dinosaurs, dragons. Our nephews are now sadly all too grown up for that. This weekend was Devan's 12th birthday and he and his sisters were performing at a dance show in their home town. Using this as some vague inspiration, I had some photos taken of Devan in his dance costume (Wildcats from High School Musical) and used this to decorate the cake. Surrounded with lots and lots of brightly coloured sweets (all my favourites!), this was such an easy cake to make and it was loved just as much as any of the other more elaborate cakes! Happy Birthday Devan!


Rachel L said...

Hi Hannah, that looks a gorgeous cake! One of my favourites for teenage boys that always goes down well is a Chocaholic Cake - a huge choc cake, then I pile all sorts of (unwrapped) chocolate bars....single Twix fingers, Maltesers, full size Mars etc....into an artfully arranged pyramid on top of the chocolate frosting and finish with some chocolate ganache drizzled over (which also acts as the glue to keep it all in place) and a sprinkle of gold glitter. Candles can easily be pushed in once it's set. Watch their eyes! Great great blog - I always visit yours first! x

Hannah said...

That is such a BRILLIANT idea! I will definitely try that soon for one of them - they all adore chocolate so this is such a perfect cake for them!
Many thanks for the idea

Rita said...

What a lovely cake Hannah. Great idea Rachel! I recently made a cake covered with maltesers and chocolate buttons for a 10 year old. It was fun to watch his face.

katrina said...

Such a lovely, bright cake - I only wish I could find candy like that in the States!

http://adventurezinchildrearing.blogspot.com said...

love your cakes! thanks for the great ideas! new follower- kelli