Now this technically isn’t really to do with anything shabby chic, I don’t think I’d even say this was a shabby chic birthday cake… but I guess being in the kitchen and cooking is all part of the shabby chic lifestyle!!
So anyway, building upon this rather tenuous link… I baked this cake for my best friend Ann-Marie. It was her birthday so since I love baking I said I’d make her a very special birthday cake. I used a Victoria Sponge recipe from my Tanya Ramsey cookbook, which came out perfectly.
I then sliced it in half and filled it with homemade chocolate butter cream icing and spread a layer of the icing on the top. Then I split Kit Kats in half (so I had two fingers stuck together still), gave it a lick of the icing and stuck them to the side of the cake. I felt a bit like a brick layer doing this bit!! I used two multi packets of Kit Kats to do this (I should make this disclaimer now that this is NOT a healthy cake by any means!!). Then, I got two big bags of M&Ms (no peanuts) and poured them into the top of the cake. I initially only had one bag, but amazingly it didn’t quite cover the top properly, so I had to dash out to get another bag!!
And the result was amazing!! Ann-Marie loved it. She said it was the best cake she’d ever had. And I have to say I was actually pretty chuffed with it myself!
Leave me a comment if you want the recipe for the Victoria Sponge, it really did taste delicious.