Anyway, back to business. Today I was baking birthday cakes for twin boys who are 10 tomorrow. Believe it or not, one of my Twitter friends had seen Ethan's Blue Birthday Cake and contacted me to see if I would make something similar for her boys. James wanted a cake just like Ethan's with chocolate sponge, blue icing and lots of Maltesers. Patrick had different ideas and wanted a red sponge, green icing and lashings and lashings of Minstrels.
Patrick's Green Birthday Cake
Making the cakes is surprisingly easy - it's an all in one recipe so you just throw everything into the food mixer and blend. The red cake is the same recipe except you replace the cocoa with the same quantity of flour and add about a teaspoon of red food gel colouring. I much prefer these to liquid food colourings as they don't make the cake mixture runny.
James's Blue Birthday Cake
The original cake and icing recipe is here and if you want to change the colour of the icing, just use white chocolate and add gel colour to transform the white icing into whatever you want.
Hope the boys love them!