Ellie Kitchiner's
Birthday cake

  • Bake type: Cakes
  • Made in: York
  • Skill level: Medium
  • Time taken: 3 hours

About this Bake

This cake was made as a foraging-themed birthday cake for my boyfriend. It was a chocolate sponge coated and topped with chocolate ganache, with green cake crumbs and pistachio "moss", and hand-painted meringue mushrooms.

Top tip

Invest in an electric whisk - hand-whipping meringue just isn't worth the effort!