Valentine’s birthday (heart shaped) cake.

I imagine if you have a birthday that falls on or around Valentine’s day you probably end up with roses or heart shaped gifts quite frequently! This chocolate cake was for a very sweet four year old and I enjoyed the opportunity to get the heart shaped cake tins out! The chocolate Italian meringue buttercream is always nice to work with – it is easy to get a lovely, smooth finish and the resulting cake was pretty and perfect for a birthday in mid February!

Valentine's Day birthday cake.

Heart shaped chocolate cake.

18th Birthday cake

For Oyinkan’s 18th birthday – chocolate mud cake with chocolate buttercream (all made with organic Montezuma’s chocolate) – I really loved the purple/gold combination on the chocolate background – and the dome shaped cake was really effective.

Princess cake

Dome cake.