I have a super quick and easy project to take a regular cake and make it suitable for a special occasion (in this case my mother in law’s birthday). You might even have everything you need on hand already.
You will need:
- Coloured paper cut into strips
- Wooden skewers
- Sticky tape
1. Fold your paper in an accordion style.
2. Cut about three-quarters up the bottom of the accordion, making the cuts close together.
3. Unfold the paper.
4. Tape one end of the paper to the blunt end of the skewer. If you are making bunting, repeat on other end of the paper and you’re done. If making starbursts, continue on to the next step.
5. Roll up the rest of the paper strip and secure with sticky tape.
6. Tease out the paper ‘fronds’ until you get a nice full shape.
Oh, and the cake itself? Best. Cake. Ever.
I used this recipe for hummingbird cake with cream cheese icing. Many commenters noted that it produced an enormous amount of icing. I chose to ignore their advice of reducing it because I believe there is no such thing as too much cream cheese icing. Turns out they were right, but that was easily fixed by making a quick batch of cupcakes to send off to The Man’s work.