Nicola Beviss's
Postman Pat Van Cake

  • Bake type: Cakes
  • Made in: Bridport, Dorset
  • Skill level: Hard
  • Time taken: Over 4 hours

About this Bake

I made this for my nephew's 2nd birthday. He has an obsession with vans, so I thought this would be perfect. I was going to just decorate a flat traybake, but I thought I'd challenge myself! Van is madiera sponge, for structure, 'road' is normal traybake sponge.

Top tip

Instead of using jam to stick the icing to the cake, I tend to mix butter and icing sugar togther. It doesn't soak into the sponge as much and is much less messy than jam.