Yesterday was of course Mothering Sunday, but it was also Jenson’s 3rd birthday. I did not want a fuss made of me when it was my youngest boy’s special day, afterall mother’s day is every year but it is not every year you turn 3! I was given a lovely homemade card by Burton which he had made at school which he excitedly gave it to me at 7am, and I almost -almost! – got a cup of tea in bed but then the birthday boy woke up and that was that!
Anyway, Sunday was all about my little monkey and his monkey birthday party and monkey cake, so today I decided to make myself my own belated Mothers Day cake because cake is for any day and not just special occasions *ahem* ! However, to have a break from more baking after making 2 birthday cakes over the weekend, I decided to make my own cake the lazy way and I used ready made sponges *shock horror*! Afterall, Mother’s Day is meant to be a day that we Mum’s get a day off from our normal day to day lives. So in this case I chose to have a day off from baking!
This cake would be perfect for any occasion when you need to create a show stopper for your friends or family and can be made very quickly. If you do not have chocolate jazzies, use chocolate fingers or buttons etc…. it is very flexible and can be decorated using whatever you have to hand or prefer to use. Abnd of course you can use any stencil for the topping, I actually wanted to use a heart but could not find my heart stencil, so I used my star cookie cutter instead. Of course you could leave it plain or top with smarties or Maltesers – again whatever you prefer.
To make a Be-Jazzled Cake you need:
3 frozen chocolate fudge cakes – you can use any type but I used these
1 tub of Betty Crocker chocolate buttercream
1 tub of hundreds and thousands
3-4 packets of white chocolate jazzies (approx 250g)
large star shaped cookie cutter
To assemble it simply
Stack the chocolate fudge cakes on top of one another while still frozen
Cover the top and the sides with the chocolate buttercream, and smooth over
Cover the sides of the cake with the jazzie sweets
In the centre of the top of the cake place the star shaped cookie cutter and pour in some hundreds and thousands – enough to cover the chocolate buttercream underneath the cookie cutter
Very carefully remove the cookie cutter to reveal your colourful star
The frozen cakes take about 90 minutes to defrost at room temperature so leave out for an hour until it is ready, or place in the fridge if it is not required immediately.
You could use non frozen fudge cakes (or indeed make your own sponges) BUT for those last minute visitors or if you need a quick cake fix, using a cake from the freezer is a fantastic solution, and my Be-Jazzled cake took about 20 minutes to decorate. The total cost came in at about £10 and will easily serve 12 people, so it not only looks good it is good for the purse too!
Now I just need some other Mum’s to come and share it with me – if I put the kettle on, who wants a slice?
I was supplied with a Coppenrath & Weisse chocolate fudge cake and some cake decorating items for the purpose of this post. The design is my own.