Traditionally I always make a cake for my friend Lianne (aka Lion) on her birthday and this is this year’s effort.
It’s a simple chocolate sponge, filled with chocolate buttercream. I used marzipan for extra shaping round the mane and eyes before coating the whole thing in Lindt milk chocolate. The features were added with Lindt dark (70%) and white chocolate.
Previous cakes for Lianne have included a mojito flavoured gateau, soaked in lime juice and rum and sandwiched together with butter icing flavoured with freshly chopped mint leaves; a volleyball cake for a beach party; a zoo cake; the original lion head cake and a rather disasterous toffee cake that suffered from a long trip in a hot car and which we now refer to only as Birt…. The journey from Winchester to Bournemouth can be hell in the summer!
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