A lovely lady at work asked if I could donate a cake for a Mad Hatters Tea Party for Camp Amazing – A camping event for children with complex needs and their families.
I decided on a chocolate cake – everyone loves chocolate cake! I used the recipe for my really easy chocolate smarties cake.
As I was quite short on time I had to think of a plan for a quick decoration that still looked impressive. I decided to get their logo printed with edible ink on edible paper – it’s such a cute looking logo! My local cake decorating supply shop ‘The Cakery’ prints anything for you and I think it looked great – the colours were really bright. (Anyone local to Dorset should definitely check this shop out!!)
The logo is printed on reasonably thick edible paper but I was worried that the buttercream would seep through if I placed it directly onto it. So I rolled out a thin piece of Sugarpaste icing and put this down first. Then I filled the rest of the cake with smarties.
So if you are looking for a quick decorating idea get a photo, picture or logo printed by a specialist and place it on the cake to create a personalised gift that looks great!