This cake was one of those cakes.
You know the ones.
You have the perfect picture in your mind, you invision exactly how it will look. Each tiny detail...
Then you put it all into action and it looks like something a 2 year old slapped together between naps. You cry. You scrape it all off. You call your girlfriend and have a mini breakdown. You start again.
Okay so I'm being a touch melodramatic in my recount, but suffice to say it was not as smooth an operation as I had hoped, and yes i truly did scrape an entirely decorated cake off into the bin and start again. At 9pm.
You know what was lucky though? In doing so, I actually discovered this cakes secret little party trick: the exploding cone.
Had I not topped this cake with 5 sherbet sprinkle filled mini waffle cones then picked them off one-by-one in a fluster, I would not have known that doing so breaks the buttercream seal causing the sherbet sprinkles to scatter across the top of the cake. The very party trick that blew the mind of the lovely boy for whom this cake was made.