it was my mother in laws birthday today... and since i was feeling the birthday spirit, i made her a pretty cute cake! i love love love doing these birthday sponges, as they take minimum effort for maximum effect!
it's as easy as this... go to coles and buy an unfilled double sponge from the bakery section, and cut each of them in to two through the middle, place the bottom on your plate and spread a thin layer of strawberry jam, then cover with a layer thinly sliced strawberries and then a layer of whipped cream. place your next cake piece on top and repeat two more times before placing your top cake on. sprinkle with icing sugar and fresh roses, or if you don't have a generous friend with beautiful roses (or it's the wrong season) simply pop a few more strawberries on the top!
see! so easy and super cheap!
and as you can see, she was thrilled with the results... this woman is a sucker for cake with fresh cream
blowing out the candles with the grandkids help ♥
and it tasted just as good as it looked!
happy birthday oli! we love you!