Twirlywoos Birthday Cake

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Twirlywoos kids babies 1st first birthday party cake drip

Twirlywoos kids babies 1st first birthday party cake drip

Edith's love of the Twirlywoos started a good few months ago. For those of you not in the know, Twirlywoos is a kids TV programme featuring these characters. She laughs at them and dances when they do. It's so cute. We bought her lots of Twirlywoo bits for her birthday and I knew that her  cake would have to feature them. 

I had always planned to make Edith's cake but they got more and more elaborate. So in the end I decided to tone it down. A white chocolate drip cake with the Twirlywoo toys on top. It's a win win. I don't have to try and make them and she gets the toys to play with afterwards.

The toys fitted so well on top of the cake and Peekaboo, peaking out of the side. The cake just needed a few sprinkles and it was good to go. It was a labour of love. Taking 2 days in total but totally worth the reaction it got. Edith was so excited to see it.

Twirlywoos kids babies 1st first birthday party cake drip

Twirlywoos kids babies 1st first birthday party cake drip

Twirlywoo Drip Cake

- Serves 24 - 

400g softened unsalted butter

400g golden caster sugar

7 medium eggs

400g sifted self-raising flour

175g  sifted plain flour

grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

500g softened unsalted butter

1kg icing sugar, sifted

1tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp whole milk

food colouring of your choice

100g white chocolate

50g double cream


- Grease and line five 20cm loose bottomed tins.

- Preheat the oven to 170°C (150°C fan oven) mark 3

-Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. 

- Add the eggs one at a time and mix in. If the mixture looks as though it's going to curdle, mix in 1tbsp flour. 

- Fold in the remaining flour with the lemon juice and zest. 

- Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

- Leave to cool completely.

- Once cool level the cakes with a cake leveler or sharp bread knife.

- To make the buttercream - add all the ingredients into a large bowl. Beat together with an electric mixer until the buttercream is smooth. Add in your desired colour. I went for blush pink.

- Assemble the cake taking one layer of sponge at a time. Spread an even layer of buttercream on top of each cake then add a sponge on top. Continue to do so until the cake is fully assembled.

- Crumb coat the cake but spreading a thin layer of buttercream on to the top and sides of the cake. 

- Place the cake into the fridge for 1 hour to set the buttercream.

- After the hour is up. Coat the cake in another layer of buttercream. This time make it thicker. Spread all over.

- Take a cake smoother and smooth the top and sides of the cake to give a neat finisher. I cannot recommend this enough. This is what will give your cake a professional finish.

- Place into the fridge to set.

- Make up the white chocolate ganache by heating the cream until it't just before boiling. Pour over the chopped chocolate. Leave to thicken up.

- Once thick, carefully spoon the ganache onto the cake to create the drips.

- Place the Twirlywoos on top and any sprinkles you'd like.

- Place back in the fridge to set.

- Serve once set.

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22 Replies


  1. Such a beautiful result, I want to cut right in and taste a slice. #BloggerclubUK

  2. Yummy! I love a drip cake! I hope she liked her birthday cake.

    1. She loved it. Her face lit up when she saw who was on top!

  3. This looks amazing! My daughter would love it!


    1. Thank you. Ahhh another Twirlywoos fan?!

  4. Beautiful cake and your photos are awesome. Great job! #StayClassyMama

  5. This looks fantastic! Nice job. hope little one like it #foodiefriday

  6. Wow actually can't believe you made it yourself! Well done lovely, the drip effect is just beautiful and the characters are spot on xx #stayclassymama

    1. Thank you. It was a lot of stress and baby sitting favours involved haha!

  7. Amazing! I would love to be able to make a cake like this. It looks delicious and great idea to use the toys, much better than making the figures as you say, they can be played with afterwards!
    Thanks so much for linking to #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

    1. Thank you. Yes saved any terrible figure making on my behalf and she loves playing with them. Will be back next week for sure!

  8. This looks great! The drips are perfect! #KCACOLS

    1. Thank you. It's a lot harder than it looks to get nice drips haha!

  9. WOW!!! This looks amazing! Well done! #KCACOLS

  10. This is brilliant! It looks really professional. #KCACOLS

  11. This is amazing!! Hope she enjoyed it :)

  12. Was this quite tall? I can't figure out the scale of it from the picture


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