This time last week was my boyfriend James’ birthday, and although he asked me to bake two cakes for him to take into work during the week, I also wanted to bake a surprise cake for him to have with friends and family the day he celebrated his birthday. So, as part of his celebrations involves a big five-a-side football tournament, I wanted to make a football themed cake! I decided to bake two normal victoria sponges – one of which I covered with green fondant icing as a base on which to sit the second sponge which I carved and covered to look like a football boot!
Thankfully James didn’t want anything as time-consuming as that to take into work! After asking his colleagues what they wanted, James asked me to make a victoria sponge with a fresh fruit and fresh cream filling, which is one of my most popular cakes! This time I used strawberry jam with fresh juicy strawberries and blueberries, but raspberries are also great in this cake. I have even made this cake with pineapple at a friend’s request, and am sure it works great with many other variations. The second cake James requested for work was a chocolate orange sponge cake, and for this I used a recipe from a friend of mine who is a great cake maker – Tom. So thank you Tom! Although I didn’t take a picture of these cakes, I made another fresh fruit and cream cake on Wednesday, so made sure to photograph that to share with you.