Gin and Tonic Cake

Let me be honest and tell you that I got a bit drunk while making this cake. I guess I was asking for it when I tasted my first (I think) gin and tonic at 9:30am on a Wednesday morning. I don’t really ever drink gin and tonics, it’s not really stored in my brain as something to choose as a drink or even like that much. However, I know lots of people love it, including my Grandy, so it was the perfect flavour choice for her birthday cake. There is a serious amount of gin in this cake which is good because what’s a birthday without some alcohol. Let’s just say I tasted a lot of the glaze, a lot of the icing, ate all the offcuts of cake and then had to sit down for a bit. I used this recipe for the cake and the glaze but made up the frosting. The cake was really light and the sweet gin glaze made sure it was full of flavour. I kept the decoration simple and made some limes out of fondant which I covered in glitter. I think my favourite part of the cake was the candles, they were the perfect colour and came in cute patterns. Happy Birthday Grandy!

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