Last week the little lady turned 2, so over the weekend we threw a small (ish) and low key BBQ for her in our new home with some of our closest family, and few of her little friends. Planning birthdays for little people are always fun, and I was delighted to find a new cake design from Crumbs & Doilies that I was so excited about, I just had to share it! Theres a possibility that I am a little late to the party on this one, but it is the first time that I have come across the concept of a Pinata cake so I was super excited about trying it out for the little ladys birthday.
One of the reasons that I love Crumbs & Doilies is because they have such exciting and innovative designs, and I have to admit that I was completely torn between the Pinata cake and the Neopolitan which looks equally amazing and is definitely one to try next time. However, the Pinata cake was the perfect choice for a 2nd birthday party and I’d definitely get it again. All our guests, children and adults were equally excited about our pretty cake covered in colourful hundreds and thousands. On the outside it looked deceivingly solid, but on the inside it hid a delightful surprise, and on cue everyone ooooh’d and ahhhh’d when the husband sliced into it and handfuls of yummy smarties type chocolates spilled out from its middle. Everyone, including me wanted to try a piece there and then and no one wanted to wait to take some home. I ordered an 8 inch cake thinking it would go round, and it did, but I kind of wish I’d ordered a 10inch one because it was such a hit with our guests it would have been nice to have had a bit more to give to them when they left too. Serving size on the Crumbs & Doilies website suggests 22-24 for the 8″ and we had around 30+ guests including children so we definitely managed to make it stretch! The cake, when I finally got to try it at the end of the day after all of our guests had left was the perfect combination of flavours and textures. It had 4 layers of the lightest, fluffiest, yummiest vanilla sponge and jam, and icing that was just right – not too thick, not too thin, not too sweet and not too buttery. The Pinata Cake was as delightful to eat as it was to look at it. It was definitely one of the best cakes we have bought in a while, and we are regular Crumbs & Doilies customers so that is saying something! I was delighted to see today that Crumbs & Doilies have brought out a a whole new range of irresible looking cakes that have me looking for an excuse to buy and try their beautiful Unicorn Cake – BBQ next weekend anyone?
This was an unpaid for review for our Things We Love Series.