My cake posts are like buses, you wait ages for one and then 3 come along at once; the perils of having both kids with birthdays in September.
My son, at 3, is less opinionated than his sister about what cake he wanted, or at least he was until the day before it was made when he suddenly announced he wanted a monkey cake. Well I'd already bought the cake tin and several tons of smarties, so he was stuck with what I had already planned to make him.
I'd seen Enchanted Mommy's number 3 cake on Pinterest and loved the curve of the cake. It was really nice as it hadn't been made in a 3 shaped cake tin, which would have resulted in a flat top, but instead a bundt tin. There are lots of ideas for using bundt tins on Pinterest so I didn't feel guilty about buying a tin for just one cake.
It was very easy to do and the smarties cover all sorts of sins; like the fact that I forgot to grease the tin when I put the second cake in.
First I made two cakes in my bundt tin, then cut out 1/4 of each ring (I found this was easier to do by freezing the cakes for about an hour) and then flattened the edge where the two cakes met. I stuck the two together with buttercream.
Then its as easy as covering the whole thing in chocolate buttercream and lines of smarties (I entertained my daughter for about an hour getting her to sort smarties into different bowls for me).
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