Over the summer, we were asked to create some rather funky cakes, such as the KFC Bucket cake. But the one that really stirred up childhood memories was JoJo’s 40th Birthday cake.
JoJo’s partner Mark contacted me back in July to see if it was possible to create a cake based upon Dougal, from The Magic Roundabout. How could we say no? Magic Roundabout was and still is one of my favourite childhood programmes (I’ll even forgive the animated film in 2005 for being a little lame, as Robbie Williams voiced Dougal).
The cake was for JoJo’s 40th, and Mark had a special and sad reason for requesting a Dougal shaped cake. Apparently, JoJo was given a Dougal cake a few years ago for another birthday, but when she went to cut it at her birthday party, some uncaring individual had pinched it! Oh my, anyone caught pinching my birthday cake, or any cake from me, would find me not very forgiving. So as it was a special birthday, Mark decided to replace the original Dougal cake with a Cirencester Cupcakes creation.
Dougal was a hand carved rich chocolate cake filled with chocolate buttercream, and his fur was all sugar-paste, everything was edible, including Dougal’s favourite sugar cubes!
Mark absolutely loved Dougal when he came to pick him up, we hope JoJo did as well, as we have a bit of a soft spot for this cake.