This yummy cake is one I created myself for a first birthday celebration. First birthday cakes need to be spongey, not overwhelming and light on colouring for little palettes. This cake ticks all of the boxes and looks really sweet too! It takes all of about 10 minutes to decorate, so for busy Mum’s, it’s the perfect party cake.
Simply make a normal sponge or buttermilk vanilla cake (see Nigella’s Domestic Goddess book or the Australian Women’s Weekly Kids Party Cake book for inspiration) and ice your cake with a pink-or orange- tinged buttercream icing (easy peasy – butter, icing sugar and a smidge of pink or orange food colouring beaten together until it is soft and fluffy) and cover the cake in a pattern of marshmallows. It is so easy, so delightful and so fun for kids!
You could change the colour of the frosting and marshmallows to make it more appropriate for baby boys. I am also keen to try the marshmallow decoration on a Barbie cake for older girls. It’s also a great cake for baby showers, tea parties and christenings.