Today is housemate Hadas' birthday! The most important thing about celebrating a birthday (apart from having excellent friends around) is having a fabulous cake! Vortimer the sloth, Myrtle the squirrel and Brian the bear decided they would make a lemon sour cream cake in the shape of a record player, because they have it on good authority that Hadas really likes record players. The critters agreed this mission would be difficult, but definitely (hopefully) achievable!
They discussed the construction of their masterpiece before starting and decided they would need three cakes to build their magnificent cake sculpture.
Tripling the recipe meant a lot of juicing and grating lemon zest for Vortimer, but he didn't mind becasue lemons are his favourite fruit. Brian, on the other hand, got quite stressed about the masses of ingredients he had to mix.
Myrtle saw Brian was getting a tad panicky so she stepped in to give him a hand with the eggs.
Once Brian was finished with the electric beater, Vortimer volunteered to take over and mix in the dry ingredients into the cake mixture.
Then together they spooned the mixture into the cake tins/roasting trays.
When the cakes were in the oven, Myrtle started on the best part - the icing!
Next it was food-colouring time! They all mixed and coloured until their mixtures reached vibrant perfection. They agreed that food-colouring takes cake-making to a whole new level of greatness!
Then it was time to cut the shapes and ice the cake. Their vision was coming together!
Et voilà! Their masterpiece was complete! The critters were very proud to present their cake to housemate Hadas who seemed pleased as punch to receive such a spectacular cake on her birthday.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HADAS!