It was my Nan's 80th birthday earlier this week and I was given the task of making her birthday cake. I decided on a simple cake (a Victoria sponge) but with some over the top decorating. I used butter icing all over the top and sides of the cake and was going to use hundreds and thousands on the top in the shape of '80'. However hundreds and thousands get everywhere so I quickly abandoned that idea! I decided instead to cover the top completely in hundreds and thousands and make some bunting for the top of the cake.
1. Cut out 15 mini flags.
2. Make some bias binding 1 cm wide when folded. You will need three equal lengths.
3. Pin the flags to the binding and sew into place.
4. Write HAPPY BIRTH DAY onto the flags.
5. Tie the binding to some wooden kebab sticks and insert into the cake.
This was a little bit rushed so I'm not completely happy with how this turned out but my Nan liked it so that's the main thing!