It's my friend' s son's first birthday today. Me and Tim decided to make him a birthday cake to celebrate. His favourite thing is a stuffed toy zebra name Zambezi, so that's the design we've gone for. The cake is a simple Victoria Sponge, covered in marzipan and roll out icing. It's not perfect by any means but my lovely husband and I had fun in the kitchen together.
I'm particularly pleased with the zebra stripes, which we achieved by rolling out sausages of sugar paste in black and white, then rolling them together with a rolling pin. Here it is next to the toy. Snap!