It was my niece’s first birthday last week so I decided to make her a cake. I wanted to make an illusion cake and gathered up some dairy free chocolate bars and smarties (mainly from The Vegan Store, link in the recipe).
The cake does take a little patience to make but you can make it in stages. I made the chocolate cigarillos in advance, baked the cake in the morning and then did some decorating in the afternoon.
Eva had a little bit of her cake to try, her first bit of birthday cake actually, I’ll leave you to decide from the photo below whether she liked it or not.