We marked his day with a surprise breakfast of his favourite, waffles, gifts... and then he was forced to go to school. Yes, I'm a mean mum making him go to school on his birthday.
While at school, I made his birthday cake. Each birthday, I let the kids choose what cake they'd like and this year, inspired by a cake in a magazine, Sam asked for a pizza cake.
Now, in all honesty, it wasn't hard to make, but I didn't have any brown food colouring for the "pizza base" icing, so I used yellow... and possibly a little too much yellow, but the birthday boy was pleased.
Here's what I used to make the pizza cake (just incase you'd like to make one too):
A basic round butter cake. Use your own recipe, or a packet mix is fine. This is all about the decorating, rather than the cake itself.
I used a tub of frosting with a few drops of yellow colouring. If you can find brown colouring, a combination of brown and yellow would be ideal.
Cover the cake in the frosting - this is the pizza base.
For the sauce, I used raspberry jam. I used a strainer to remove the seeds. Spread the jam on top, leaving approximately a 1" border un-jammed.
Now for the toppings... I used sour strawberry straps for the pepperoni, green jubes (cut in half) for the capsicum and black jelly beans for olives.
I grated white chocolate which was sprinkled on the top as "cheese".
And there it is. One pizza cake which made my boy really happy.