Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Birthday Party – The Cake

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For my daughters Charlie and the Chocolate Factory birthday party I searched the internet for cake ideas. I found one that I really liked and wanted to make my own version of it.

The cake was chocolate, I used my go to chocolate cake recipe from the cookbook Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey: Desserts for the Serious Sweet Tooth. The cake is always moist and turns out perfectly.

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I iced the cake with a chocolate buttercream. To get the green icing to look like grass I used icing tip 233. I really liked the way it turned out.

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The decorations on the cake included multi coloured gum balls and lollipops. I made the chocolate pool at the bottom from a fudge coloured fondant. The toadstools, candy canes and her name were made from fondant as well. I had planned to use my Zing cutter to cut the fondant letters out, but I had a difficult time getting it to cut properly, (it was my first and probably only attempt to use it to cut fondant LOL). Instead I used the Zing to cut the letters out of box board and used the boxboard letters as a stencil and cut the fondant with a knife. It was very easy and not very time consuming to do, I would use this method again versus trying to use the Zing.

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Usually for Georgia’s birthday I make a cake for her party with her friends and a second smaller cake for her family birthday dinner with her grandparents.  I really enjoyed making this cake as well.

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