Apologies to those of you that are my Facebook friends - you'll already have seen these photos, but I couldn't resist a blog post with Mini-M's first birthday cake!
"Dreaming Spires" by Helen Denerley - otherwise known as Martha & Gilbert.
I got very excited when I found a giraffe biscuit cutter on Amazon for £1.04 - and decided that the cake would have to be topped with giraffe biscuits.
I made a chocolate coconut milk cake, so that I could eat it too (there was baby friendly cake for the teenies) . I made giraffe print icing for the bottom layer by rolling out yellow fondant, and cutting out pieces of chocolate fondant for the spots, sticking them on top with a dab of water, and rolling it out a little again. I covered the giraffes in a layer of yellow fondant then piped some decidedly no giraffe-y patterns on them with chocolate icing.
That said, I think giraffes look amazing with stripes, and perhaps a giraffe/zebra breeding programme should be set up to work on it....