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Weight Lifters Birthday Cake

A surprise cake for a family friend. Vanilla sponge with strawberry jam and vanilla buttercream. The man loved it and was in shock how it captured his hobby.

Recipe by Claire

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20 people

Baking ingredients

  • 225 g Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 4 Eggs
  • 225 g Margarine
  • 225 g Caster sugar
  • 6 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 2 tsp Milk

Decorating ingredients

  • 1.5 kg Roll icing to cover
  • 45 g Buttercream
  • 6 tbsp Jam
  • 125 g Sugar paste for figure
  • 125 g Roll fondant for decortating


Step 1

Baked the sponge first. Left to cool overnight.

Step 2

Filled with jam and buttercream. Coated a thin layer of butter cream all over the cake.

Step 3

I rolled out my white fondant icing to cover the cake and board.

Step 4

I made the figurine out of sugar paste mixed with fondant. Rolled and shaped each body part by hand. I sculpted his abs with a sharp tool.

Step 5

I then completed the writing with a letter cutter and other decorations by hand.

Step 6

Made the topper myself with glitter card and wire.

Step 7

Finished with some ribbon