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!
Once cool, I coated and topped with a thick layer of vanilla buttercream:
– 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 🙂
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.
A brilliant shining sea of stars – with a little help from some silver shimmer spray!
It went down well – and quickly – in the office! Here is a sneaky slice adorning my desk –
Happy birthdays all round – I’m off to enjoy the rest of my extra day away from the office!