I toyed with the idea of baking an elaborate cake for my son’s first birthday. Really I did. I even went as far as drooling over lots of beautiful cakes on Pinterest, albeit the night before.
Then I remembered I’m crap at baking. And also a bit lazy.
And that’s when I decided to buy some Smarties, make a number 1 with the blue ones, and chuck the rest on top for good measure.
The chocolate fingers were an afterthought (thank you, Google), and the cake is a Mary Berry. I used normal flour, so I couldn’t tell you what it tasted like. But it got eaten. And nobody spat it out because I’d used salt instead of sugar*.
*This happened once.