I must admit that I inwardly groaned when RoRo requested a Waterfall Birthday Cake for her Birthday Party last year.
It started off as a swimming pool cake to go with her swimming pool party … with a large curly slide, Just like the swimming pool!
I managed to talk her out of the curly slide thing.
But as she talked about it more and more with her sisters and google images of swimming pool cakes, the water theme altered slightly and from the huddle of giggles, oohs and ah’s the waterfall cake was born.
So armed with cake mix, butter icing, some flowery ideas and only 24hrs (I must manage my time better) I set to work.
How To Make A Waterfall Birthday Cake
I baked two 18″ vanilla sponge circles and stacked them on top of each other with a layer of hedgerow jam. I also baked six mini round sponges (I love this cake tray from Lakeland, it’s so useful) that I stacked around the edge at the top of the cake. All of which was balanced on the corner of a large 20″ square sponge base.
I was so pushed for time that for the first time ever I bought a pre-made vanilla and chocolate butter icing by Betty Crocker (really tasty it was as well).
A few drops of blue colouring turned the vanilla icing a wonderful aqua blue for the water and the chocolate icing formed rocky mountain. I kept a little of the vanilla icing back so I could add some white water detail.
Some shop bought icing flowers were carefully placed up and down the mountain sides and a Play Mobil palm tree was placed ay the top.
As it turned out it was one of the quickest and easiest cakes I have made so far and I even managed to get to bed way before midnight leaving a tidy and well prepared kitchen for the morning.
The huge and smile that greeted me the following morning said it all.
And that of course is what it’s all about!