I meant to post this on Monday, but time has flown and I've been manically trying to keep on top of things! But anyhoodle!
You read right, I made a jumper cake a la Mrs. Doyle. To an extent. Cos you can't really bake a jumper in a cake, but you can add a jumper to a cake which is what I did for lovely Oisin. I'm not going to take all the credit for it- I told him I would bake him something for his birthday, a cake perhaps, and Cat leaned over to me with a mischievious grin and said "Put a jumper in it."
So this saw me plan how I would fit a jumper in cake. Off I toddled to Tesco and bought a baby jumper which would fold nicely into the cake. I made up the chocolate cake (same recipe as that monster chocolate cake from the summer), put buttercream on one layer, folded the jumper onto the other and sandwiched it all together. My family were bemused by this. Not only did it look odd, but rather gross.
A dodgily (I do English, we're allowed to make up words...sort of) covered cardboard box and a cupcake card later and I was off to college with texts of threats telling Oisin he better be in or the cake was gonna get it.
Monday after class he opened it and to his surprise, there was a jumper in his cake.
I don't know how many people would love a jumper cake, but it was a safe bet with Oisin. Then we all ate pieces of the cake in the canteen, being mindful of possible fleecy flecks. Well, I hope you get a kick out of this! Kirk's birthday is next and she wants something Lady Gaga-esque incorporated. Stay tuned!:D