Madeleine Simmons's
Swimmer’s birthday cake

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

About this Bake

This was a cake for a swimmer. It was a strawberry cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and decorations made from homemade fondant.

Top tip

To have clean white edges, it is important to chill the cake several times throughout the decorating process. This solidifies the butter in the frosting so that you have a more stable surface to work with, making it look more professional.