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« on: February 13, 2008 04:43:18 AM »

Last week it was my daughter's 2nd birthday, she is REALLY into diggers. she loves them and has a huge collection of toy ones already. So, I thought how hard can making a digger cake be?! Last year I bought her cake.

I started off by sitting on the sofa and instructing my husband on how to make a chocolate sponge-I have a bad back and it just so happenned to mess up last weekend.
10oz p.flour (all purpose for the yanks)
12oz sugar
12oz butter- marge will work but don't try super low fat marge or spreads cos they have too much water in
2oz cocoa powder NOT DRINKING CHOCOLATE!!!
6 eggs
1.5tsp baking powder -I used the p.flour and baking powder method as i had no SR flour left.

chuck it all in a bowl and set your electric whisk to high. wait till it's all mixed then pour into a prepared 10" sq pan. 160 centigrade until it's done.

the next day when it was all cool I cut it into bits and stacked them.

you can see my oven lighter there holding the bucket up!!

and here it is iced.

note the easter bunnies staging a protest at the destruction of Haribo Island...

I was so proud of it. tasted good too. I used standard butter icing and all natural colourings, even  the sweets.

here is Fluff picking off a headlight to munch on

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2008 04:48:26 AM »

This is so cute. You should be proud!

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2008 05:00:27 AM »

Yay for little girls into heavy machinery!  Nice job mom.
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2008 05:03:41 AM »

Hey - I'm really impressed with your first cake making attempt - and the fact your wee girl likes trucks &c..  I hope she had a great birthday.

(I have just seen you hail from Essex - where abouts?  I'm from Basildon (now living in Glasgow)).

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2008 05:06:38 AM »

That looks awesome! I love that it was for a little girl:) I'm planning on doing a truck (for my 3 yr old boy) for his b-day, in the same fashion:)
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2008 05:50:39 AM »

thats so cute, I love the protesting bunnies! haha. Im now inspired to try making one myself. : )

« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2008 06:52:39 AM »

My favorite part is the bucket & how you filled it. I LOVE IT ! Good job.

« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2008 07:15:57 AM »

great cake!!

i have always been scared of yellow diggers because i always thought they would come alive & start chasing me...this was as an 18 year old! i used to bike miles out of my way to get home from my friends rather than pass the scary yellow diggers, so all respect to your daughter!

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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2008 08:36:08 AM »

Good job, that is so cute! And home made always tastes better than bought!

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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2008 09:07:45 AM »

That is awesome!  What did you use for the colouring?  I have a hard time getting natural colours that vibrant.  Really, really nice.  She looks pleased!

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