Last week it was Mr Makes' Birthday. I've had my eye on this Chocolate & Caramel Layer Cake on BBC Good Food for a while now and finally decided to make it for his Birthday cake.
The ingredients list isn't exactly short, so I had to do a little shopping beforehand. It was well worth it though and once I'd measured everything out it was pretty easy to make. The ground almonds and yogurt made the sponge so springy and moist, and the chocolate ganache was to die for!
You may well have guessed by now that Mr Makes likes dinosaurs, so I wanted to make a few dinos to decorate the cake. I found this great tutorial for a T-Rex over at A Baked Creation and gave it a whirl. I made the cute purple dinosaur and Mr Makes made the slightly disturbing, half eaten, green one!