This is the usual types of cakes I do and here... but for something different, this time I went with the 'all fruit cake'... I've done one of these 'fruit' cakes before... and it was good fun :) I decided to do the 'fruit cake' for Jake's 9th Birthday Celebration at school - they've had a lot of Celebrations the past few weeks so thought I'd do something different for Jake and his classmates. His face said he was rapt with it when he came in from outside this morning and from the exclamations as I walked it down the verandah to the fridge, he wasn't the only one! I don't think it's fancy, just different.
Not a hard cake - one melon top and tailed, stand on end. 'Carve' down the sides and turn and carve until you get the shape you want. Add fruit in whatever way you like and done. I forgot the edible glitter and the mulberries off the tree (and sorry Ma, but we had eaten already all the mango you sent!)...
Cutters are from 'House' in Morley - they are tiny and will be great for cutting out icing shapes for other cakes where usually it's fiddly.
They're not as small as the spring loaded cutters used for teeny stars and star fish from Cake Tins N Thingz, but they're still smaller than your average star cutter. The cutter on the top is the crocodile (for my reptile-loving Son!) from Sweet Themes.
Also we usually do fruit kebabs on paddlepop sticks as part of the table for Birthday Parties, so I think I'll add some star shapes to them this year... Quinn enjoyed leftover rockmelon stars with his breakfast and a few were snagged for lunchboxes. It might be an idea I'll keep - pop some cool star fruit shapes in lunchboxes here and there... the 'leftover' fruit (the bits that don't get cut out) will not go to waste between fruit-bat-children and I, and at the very least once everything edible has been scoffed, then the chooks and worm farm.
The idea started with thinking about melon balls lol and went from there... Planning in the works for Jake's party next week... looking forward to it!