I always have visions in my head as to how I want my finished cakes to look but honestly they never come out looking how I imagined them but I'm not one to turn down a challenge so I've given it my best shot.
We were each sent a little hamper of baking goodies to help us with our creations this included icing, edible glitter and a madeira cake mix.
I opted to make more than one cake because there is always someone that doesn't like a simple sponge isn't there. The cakes on offer for FloridaTix were the madeira cake, which was a packet mix in the goodies they sent. A chocolate brownie cake, I switched the cocoa powder for cacao and this recipe is free from flour. And finally a banana cake made with wholewheat self raising flour.
As I mentioned FloridaTix are turning 10 so I incorperated this into my vision, I used the brownie cake and banana cake to make the number ten, clever right ;)
Using star shaped cutters, I cut out tiny star shaped sponges and dipped them in the melted Yolli, making them into cake pops, I thought this added a little bit of that Florida magic.
Then with the use of icing and glitter I managed to decorate my cakes to resemble something that looked almost like what I wanted it to look like, think palm trees, beach and sunshine with a little bit of fun thrown in.