Birthdays in our family are fairly typical. The girls want pink icing...
...with marshmallows and maltesers...
...perhaps some Dolly Mixtures.
The boys just want sweets and lots of them!
Rio has a cake with a heart on it. Just for a change!
I use Hugh F-W's recipe from this book for my Victoria sponges now. He says to weigh the eggs (I have balance scales, so I just put them in as the weights) and then use the same amount of sugar, butter and SR flour. I usually add a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a level teaspoon of baking powder. I whizz the whole lot together in my food processor - no fussy creaming and folding and therefore no curdling. Divide it between 2 sandwich tins and bake for about 25-30 on 180°C. If I use 3 eggs, I use my 18cm tins and if I use 4 eggs, I use my 20cm tins.
For the frosting, I'm sticking with the one from The Hummingbird Bakery book. Sweeties available from all good supermarkets!
Off out now for a birthday dinner here!