Numeral birthday cake

For your next big occasion, whip up a delicious showstopper and try this incredibly colourful numeral birthday cake
Numeral birthday cake


Vanilla bean buttercream


1.Using a serrated knife, level each sponge.
2.Trim each cake into number outline, then freeze for 10 minutes to firm. Halve horizontally.
3.VANILLA BEAN BUTTERCREAM. In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and vanilla until pale and fluffy. Gradually add icing sugar, beating until sugar is dissolved and mixture is very pale and fluffy. Beat in milk. Transfer mixture to a piping bag fitted with a 1.5cm plain nozzle.
4.Place bottom layers of cake on a serving plate. Spread with jam. Pipe half the buttercream, in small bursts, all over cake layers. Top with the remaining cake layers. Pipe with remaining buttercream.
5.Decorate cakes with strawberries, meringues, macarons, chocolate shards and edible flowers.
  • Par-freezing the sponge will make it easier to stack and work with.

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