He's all grown up now, but he's not too old for a sneaky cuddle on the sofa when he thinks nobody's looking and he loves looking at the photos of food on the blog, even going so far as asking me how I make certain things (the things he wants to eat...). He saw a photo of Sarah's Celebration Cake and his eyes lit up, however he was very clear that it was far too girly for him. I mentioned that I could make the icing blue and he told me he'd love Maltesers all over it, so a plan was hatched.
Making a break for freedom...
It's exactly the same as Sarah's cake except I changed the icing slightly... using white chocolate and a drop of blue gel colouring to make it bright, bright blue (described as the colour of exploding Smurf). All you taste is smooth, creamy white chocolate icing, even though the colour is sending your brain in a completely different direction. The Birthday Boy was very pleased indeed with his cake, eating a slab approximately the size of his head... his cousin Lulu has already requested "the same but in purple please"
You need about 160g of Maltesers for the top (a box and a half - don't worry, the rest won't go to waste...) and chill it to let the Maltesers set into the icing. Make sure you take the cake out of the fridge at least 3-4 hours before you plan to serve it, as it's much nicer at room temperature