As you may have gathered from a previous post entitled ‘cake decorating disaster’ creating the perfect birthday cake is not my forte!
So you can guess at my disappointment when my third child decided that he didn’t want cake for his third birthday, (or ever for that matter)… his favorite ‘food’ is jelly. Therefore, I set about creating the famous and legendary (in our household al least) Thomas Train Jelly cake!
Previously, in an over enthusiastic way and with the confidence of best intentions, I purchased a silicone train cake mould from BigW…..Determined not to let my inspirational purchase go to waste I used the cake mould as a jelly mould instead!
This jelly creation certainly would not win any prizes for perfectionism! But it certainly won a place in our families history…and judging by the photos, I'm pretty sure it won a place in my little boys heart!
Although I completely understand the irony of me offering tips for creating the jelly cake…. Here are some tips, just in case you have been inspired by the awesomeness!
- Spray the mould with some light tasting cooing oil to make the jelly extraction easier (although it’s not easy and I lost quite a few little carriages, and warped Thomas……
- Make the jelly with ½ as much water as listed on the packet to make it firmer.
- Try not to move the jelly once it is on the tray…it sticks and breaks very easily!
- Anything will look good to a child with lollies on top!....just make sure they don't eat the play dough
- Don't ever mention to the birthday boy that you dismantled his favourite toy to create the Thomas jelly spectacular!
Today I’m sharing my amazing creativity (not) with the team at #IBOT (I blog on Thursday) over at Diary of a SAHM…pop over and take a look!