For Cruz’s third birthday recently (and his third birthday cake made by me!) his mum asked for a circus theme party cake.
Instead of having a small tent on top of an ordinary round or square cake, I suggested that we make the whole cake into a big top, and this is how it turned out!
The circus tent actually forms the cake and is made from a stack of vanilla sponges, sandwiched with layers of strawberry jam and vanilla butter icing. The elephant and lion standing beside the Big Top door are made of icing so pretty much the only thing Cruz can’t eat are the candles.