Birthday present cake

Learn how to make your own birthday present cake with our simple step-by-step recipe. This edible gift would make the perfect treat for the birthday boy or girl.

Change the colours of the fondant stars to suit the birthday theme.


For the cake:

  • 240g butter
  • 240g golden caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 330g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp vanilla bean paste
  • ¼ jar raspberry jam
  • Trex for fixing the cracked fondant

Fror the ganache:

  • 200ml double cream
  • 350g dark chocolate

For the decorations:

  • 700g ready to roll white fondant
  • 50g green modelling paste
  • 50g various coloured modelling paste
  • 2tbsp royal icing sugar
  • A few drop of water