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My Epic Billy Idol Day Cake

Jan 22, 2013 by

This year for Christmas/Billy Idol Day we didn’t do too much in the way of anything really. We hung out at home and took Lottie for a walk. The big thing that we did involved me spending several hours baking an extremely epic cake. I spent so long on it that I have a LOT of photos!

I present a raspberry Billy Idol Day Cake complete with Billy’s Fist as a topper :D :D :D

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I slaved away in the kitchen for hours to make this cake. I hand made 3 kinds of icing!!

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The fist topper is made of marzipan (which I can’t actually stand but was the right colour) and the glove was shaped on and painted with food colouring. I made the roses out of my fondant, more on that later!

The little chocolate bows, hearts and jewels are from a daiso chocolate mould and covered with edible glitter. Omg I love edible glitter, whoever invented it is a genius.

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Around the bottom there are little plastic hearts also from daiso, a row of raspberries that we picked at the farm and a marshmallow twirly rope.

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The cake itself was raspberry flavoured and had a lot of raspberries inside it too, SO delicious!

The icing you can see around the cake is buttercream and that’s what was used to stick the layers together as well.

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I’m still learning to pipe nicely but I think this is pretty good progress!

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The inside was crumb coated in cream cheese icing (my favorite) and I hand made the marshmallow fondant too.

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While I was baking it there was a minor mishap with the marshmallows as I accidentally bought the wrong ones and they didn’t melt the way I expected them to XD Check out the bonus photo at the end for the fallout of that mishap!

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To be fair most of these photos are very similar so I wouldn’t blame you for just skipping down

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We lit the candles to serve it and it was DELICIOUS. James ate so much haha!

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The problem with baking these big cakes is that we only ever get through like a third of it before it’s bad >_<

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Just a couple more photos… because… XD

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What is your favorite flavour of cake? I want to make some more! Stupidly I actually enjoy the decorating part more than I do the actual eating so I think I need some new flavours to change my mind!!

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Bonus photos:

This is the mess you get when you buy the wrong marshmallows. It looked so pretty though that I almost wanted to just leave it haha!

photophoto[1]photo[2]Now I’m craving marshmallows>_>