Carmen Atkinson's
Birthday surprise cake

  • Bake type: Cakes
  • Made in: Bournemouth
  • Skill level: Hard
  • Time taken: Over 4 hours

About this Bake

I made this for a friend's mum's birthday. It was a vanilla sponge filled with Swiss meringue buttercream and raspberry conserve. I covered the sponge in milk chocolate ganache and then covered it with fondant icing. I made the fondant roses and put some edible lace around the bottom of the cake.

Top tip

Use good-quality ingredients and enjoy what you do.