The latest televisual obsession of my children is Justin's House. They both adore it, jumping up to dance along during the songs and shouting panto-style at the screen. So what did my daughter request for her birthday cake? Yes, an entire scale model of the interior of Justin's House! OK, so that was never going to happen, luckily Little Monster has just had her birthday too, and her cake was in the shape of...Little Monster. So we now have a cake that Mummy might feasibly be able to make.
On the show Little Monster's cake was a "lemon-drizzle-fizzle cake", so of course ours had to be too. Lemon drizzle? Well thats easy, but what about the fizzle? Turns out thats not so easy. I bought some popping candy which says on the pack that all you have to do is coat it in chocolate (to stop it popping) and then add it to your cake mix. I did exactly what it said on the tin, but my cake is not fizzy. If anyone has used it successfully can you comment below and tell me what to do (thanks in advance).
I laid out my cakes like this..
..and then iced it with green royal icing piped through a grass/hair nozzle. I found the way to make it look furry was to cover it in long lines of icing radiating out from the centre for the face and from the bottom of the topknot, then make lots of short random lines in roughly the same direction as the longer ones.
Finally I used flower paste to make the bow, mouth and whites of the eyes, adding chocolate buttons for pupils.
The result is one very happy daughter.