If you think back to your childhood birthday parties, what was the highlight of your birthday party?
Chances are it was the birthday cake.
For a young child, they can spend months researching what cake they will be having for their party, with the ultimate pressure landing on mum to make the cake and impress the sugar-high kids.
Helen from @zsweetexpressions shared with us on Instagram, her son’s 5th birthday cake which featured our unique Chocolate Rocks.
We were that impressed with the cake and we felt you would be too, so we thought we would share the recipe with you.
Top Tip: For that extra chocolate boost, we suggest adding some of our Couverture Buttons which are perfect for cakes.
And finally a 250g bag of Chocolate Rocks.
To make the cake….
To make the fondant…..
*If fondant is too soft, add some more sugar. If too stiff, add some water (only a drop at a time)
To decorate the cake….
It’s time to get creative! Exactly how you want the colour scheme of the cake to look overall is up to you (and your child!). Helen used a blue base and then added in some clouds and trees, made out of fondant on the base.
To make the train we suggest using five similar sized rectangles. To do this you can either make another cake and cut out five rectangles or use a pre-made cake such as lamingtons and coat with fondant in the desire carriage colour you want. We like the bright fun colour scheme Helen has on her cake.
To assemble the train, place four of the rectangles laying down flat horizontally and then add the final rectangle vertical above the first carriage, which will form the front of the train.
For the steam coming out of the train, simply roll 8 little balls of fondant and thread onto a thin piece of wire.
Add in the Chocolate Rocks on top of the carriages and around the base of the cake.
If you have used any of our chocolates for your birthday cakes, please let us know by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tagging us on Instagram @thechocolateboxmelb.