This is the cake I made for Ollie’s first birthday. It’s called the ‘Bun Cake’ because… his soft rabbit’s name is Bun.
It’s made from a basic buttercake, which I covered with jam and then did a buttercream crumb-coat. Once that had set, I did a second buttercream coating and covered the whole thing in toasted coconut to make her look furry. Her nose is a marshmallow, the eyes, feet and whiskers are liquorice.
Here is Bun with her cake and a bit of fizz to celebrate. The one thing I learned from this is to remove the toothpicks that hold it together before serving, especially when serving to children and tipsy adults.