The Great British Bake Off is on television again and I am inspired to make cake – lots and lots of cake. There is only one problem with that: if I make cake then I have to eat cake – lots and lots of cake. As I’m on a health kick that is no good. Of course you can make healthier versions of cake but I still end up eating too much of it and who really wants healthy cake? I mean what’s the point?
There is only one solution. To make sponge cake out of sponge. Pretend cakes it is!
- pink and yellow sponges
- fabric paint
- fabric glue
First I cut the sponges into a cake slice shape using sharp scissors.
Then I stuck them together using fabric glue. A glue gun would work too.
We decorated the cakes using special foam paint. This is a bit thicker than normal paint and means it forms icing shapes.
Molly enjoyed making her sponge cake. It is a classic Victoria sponge topped with fondant icing.
Charlotte also enjoyed icing her cake. She needs to work a little on her presentation if she is going to be awarded with Star Baker.
Then we served the cake with a nice cup of tea. The cakes were a big success. The one good thing about making cakes with sponge is that they are guaranteed not to have any soggy bottoms!
The cakes make great additions to the twins’ toy kitchen. They love having picnics and pretend birthday parties and a slice of sponge cake will add to their games.
This is my post for the Great Bloggers Bake Off. If this has put you in the mood for some real cake then check out the amazing creations in the link up started by The Crazy Kitchen and Mummy Mishaps
I don’t think any will be as big as our gigantic sponge cake with 10 layers!
For more play cake fun have a look at our play dough pavlova from last year.
Here are a couple of posts featuring pretend sponge cakes which inspired me on Pinterest:
Pretend Sweets Made with Sponges from Inner Child Fun
Making Spongy Sponge Cakes by Inspire Inspiration Through Creation
Pretend food made with sponges from One Perfect Day