Happy Birthday to me! Fondant Stars Birthday Cake

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Yes that’s right – today is my birthday! There are 3 great rules at my office about birthdays:

1 – everyone has an extra day off on their birthday
2 – everyone chips in £5 for everyone else’s present, so everyone gets a present and by mutual agreement of everyone else, something that they like as well!
3 – everyone should bring a cake into their office around their birthday

So here is my contribution for this year – a luscious lemon cake adorned with bright fondant stars.

I used Nigella’s lemon loaf recipe, baked into an 8 inch round for prime birthday cake shape!

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Once cool, I coated and topped with a thick layer of vanilla buttercream:

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– before covering in brightly coloured fondant stars. I love how this sounds such a simple step but took absolutely ages! About 2 hours of my Sunday night, albeit in front of the tv 🙂

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Of course they had to cover the cake all the way around and down – so I pre-cut some of the stars into segments, so they’d line up along the bottom edge.

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A brilliant shining sea of stars – with a little help from some silver shimmer spray!

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It went down well – and quickly – in the office! Here is a sneaky slice adorning my desk –

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Happy birthdays all round – I’m off to enjoy the rest of my extra day away from the office!

13 Comments Add yours

  1. kerrycooks says:

    The cake looks great – so vibrant and colourful 😉 Enjoy your birthday!

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  2. emiliahearts says:

    Wow that cake looks amazing. I definitely want to make this. That’s really great that you have such a good birthday atmosphere at your office. Happy Birthday!

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    1. bakearama says:

      It’s lovely and always nice that nobody gets missed, we mark birthdays on our wall calendar with big shiny stars!

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  3. happy birthday, o Baker of Wondrous Cakes!! you had me at the lemon pound cake – even before the awesome stars…wow…I can’t bake a thing. I just visit your blog to drool!! Enjoy the remainder of your special day…

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    1. bakearama says:

      Haha thank you so much, glad you like what you see!

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  4. makedospend says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    I can well imagine the stars took forever. How great that you automatically get the day off for your birthday – what if it falls at the weekend though?

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    1. bakearama says:

      Thank you, it was fab! Still a day off somewhere around your birthday, can’t lose 🙂

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  5. snati001 says:

    Happy Belated Birthday! I love the look of this cake, and tasty-looking too! Gotta try the lemon cake recipe.

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  6. Charissa says:

    So cute! Happy birthday again! Looks like you had cakes galore! 😉

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