Daddy's birthday cake
We started with this epic chocolate cake recipe, baked the night before. This recipe has proven to be intensely chocolate-y, with a beautifully moist texture which is robust enough to withstand a toddler's attempts to decorate! I didn't bother slicing it horizontally, I just kept it whole and tipped a load of dark chocolate ganache over the top, letting it ooze down the sides. Happily, there was some spare ganache to be kept in the fridge for mummy to later eat with a spoon.
From then on, it was down to the boy. Of course he was more interested in getting his hands into the various decorations, and tasting them of course, but he did scatter some over the ganache - for quite a pleasing effect.