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Foodporn Friday: Gruffalo Cake

Two weeks ago Destructaboy turned 3. He is a Gruffalo fanatic, knows both books by heart and I challenge you to try and skip a page at bedtime! He likes to tell everyone that he is the “Little Brown Mouse” so of course for his birthday I just had to make a Gruffalo cake.

My first fondant Gruffalo and Little Brown Mouse were left out one night to dry and when I got up the next morning the ants were feasting, so the ones on the cake were made the night before the party using fondant with some tylose powder added.

The cake is a zebra cake using my standard chocolate and vanilla cake recipes and the frosting was green buttercream made into grass with a grass icing nozzle.

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2 thoughts on “Foodporn Friday: Gruffalo Cake

  1. Stunning cake. How on earth did you manage to get the concentric circles of batter though and did you take photos of the inside at all??

    • Thanks Jane! I dropped the batter in 1/3 cup at a time, alternating between chocolate and vanilla. It works out quite neatly. The inside looked like a zebra but the kids dived in so fast I didnt get pics.

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