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National Cake Day Inspiration

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

National Cake Day on 26th November is definitely the best day ever for cake eaters…and a busy one for cake decorators! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are some recipes and inspiration for all types of cakes and occasions from weddings, to christenings to birthday parties… the list goes on! Us bakers and cake decorators never need a reason to get creative, but National Cake Day is a great excuse – especially for trying something different! Cake is something only a few will say no to, so let’s begin!

Outstanding Ombre Cake

Try a beautiful melange of pinks on this three-tier cake, perfect for a formal occasion such as a wedding or a fun family get-together like a baby shower. Create this ombre effect by rolling the sugarpaste in lighter strips, every two strips, starting from the base and working towards the top. You can find the full step-by-step tutorial here. Personalise this bake by choosing different colours from our Ready to Roll Icing range, trying blues, greens or even summery yellows and oranges and adapt it to your liking.

Try a Towel Cake

Why not create something different and opt for a towel-shaped cake? You are sure to surprise and impress by creating this draped-effect on a cake – perfect for a christening. The great challenge here will be making it look so realistic, that all your guests will think it’s real, but we think you’re up to the task. Find out how to make it here.

Extraordinary Elephant Birthday Cake

Perfect as a little birthday cake, this beautiful elephant topped bake will make everyone smile and (almost) resist the temptation of cutting it. Use our Renshaw Flower and Modelling Paste to create your model and make it sit beautifully on top of your cake for everyone to admire. We chose a white and a green base, but let the birthday girl or birthday boy pick their favourite. Find the tutorial here.

Irresistible Red Velvet Cake

As this is one of the nation’s favourite cakes, Red Velvet never fails to satisfy your guests’ taste buds. Soft and tasty, you can decorate this classic cake as you please, depending on the occasion. We decided to add elegant little red hearts on this one, but get creative and show us what other designs can be added. Red Velvet cakes are simply perfect to warm you up on a cold, winery evening! Get the recipe here.

For more inspiration visit our recipe pages, or join us on social media to show us what you’ve been baking.