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JangleJangleJangle Mon 04-Sep-17 16:29:07

Two upcoming birthdays and the angst over birthday cakes begins again. Can't buy them in the themes my dds would like.

Am rubbish at making them and worry that any toppers I buy may not be free from CC

I normally spend a fortune asking a professional to make them and then worry about CC

Is there a soloution? Am I missing a trick? Is there any easy cake I can make and decorate. One ideally would be a Harry Potter theme and one a My Little Pony theme

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TheWoollybacksWife Mon 04-Sep-17 16:40:20

Would you be happy buying a readymade cake from M&S? This rainbow cake may suit the MLP fan with a small pony figure on top.

For the Harry Potter fan Google pictures of the cake Hagrid made for Harry. It's a cake with lurid pink icing and green writing on top. It's supposed to look wonky so could be a winner grin

JangleJangleJangle Mon 04-Sep-17 16:46:15

Sorry I wasn't clear. The allergies are Tree nuts and peanuts, so that cake isn't suitable

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TheWoollybacksWife Mon 04-Sep-17 16:47:51

Just saw your post about allergies. The rainbow cake is fairly easy to make although I admit I don't know if food colouring is allergy friendly. I found it time consuming as I had plenty of baking tins but wanted to use two the same size so used the same ones for each colour.

Believeitornot Tue 05-Sep-17 19:17:01

Harry Potter theme - could you make a cake, cover in purple icing (not sure if you can nut free stuff but you could make and dye your own) and then use straws and wire to make three quidditch hoops. Plus gold foil and wings on top for a snitch. like this

My little pony - I made one for dd. Just made a round cake and used ready to roll blue icing, ready to roll white icing cut in the shape of clouds and stuck on top of the blue. Then stuck a load of plastic my little pony figures on top.

I'm sure you can get nut free ready to roll icing. But not 100% sure.

Alternative use buttercream for the cake and use nut free food dye. Pipe the cake in rainbow colours starting with a red ring, then orange etc. cake here

RNBrie Tue 05-Sep-17 19:20:13

My dd recently wanted a wonder woman cake. I can do cakes but I just had no time. I found someone on Amazon who prints icing sheets however you want. Google "printed icing harry potter" and it comes back with a ton of results.

Then you just bake a simple cake and stick it on the top. Its low-tech but worked a treat!!

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