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
I slaved away in the kitchen for hours to make this cake. I hand made 3 kinds of icing!!
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.
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.
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.
I’m still learning to pipe nicely but I think this is pretty good progress!
The inside was crumb coated in cream cheese icing (my favorite) and I hand made the marshmallow fondant too.
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!
To be fair most of these photos are very similar so I wouldn’t blame you for just skipping down
We lit the candles to serve it and it was DELICIOUS. James ate so much haha!
The problem with baking these big cakes is that we only ever get through like a third of it before it’s bad >_<
Just a couple more photos… because… XD
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!!
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!