Simple Store Cupboard Chocolate Birthday Cake with 100's & 1000's

It's been awhile since I have blogged and I plan to remedy these long absences with a some baking projects/goals that I have set for myself for the remainder of the year. January and February for me are always a bit of a write off in terms of getting anything done. I'm a slave to my desk during these months as it's our renewal season and for me my new year starts at noon on the 20th of February (which is tomorrow... wooo!) along with the rest of the Marine Insurance Market. But as this year falls on a Friday, the "new year" including getting back to the gym and baking projects starts Monday!

I did however, want to share a cake I made for my housemate Tom's birthday at the weekend. I had several bags of 100's & 1000's sitting in my cupboard for a while now and I've been waiting for an occasion to make a cake and literally cover the whole thing with them.

He requested a chocolate caked as per usual and I decided to the make the Simple Store Cupboard Chocolate Cake recipe from Decorated by April Carter as I'm in love with this book... and it lives on my bedside table!

I made a complete mess of the kitchen and 100's and 1000's not only covered the cakes, but the whole kitchen floor. But it was totally worth it.

The mountain of chocolate icing...

Happy Birthday Tom!

Happy Baking x

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