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I should probably preface this by saying, I’m not really a sweet and milky cocktail kind of gal. So when I was inspired to make a cake cocktail for cake month, I was slow off the mark. However, once I muddled and mixed, stirred and shook- I am pretty sure this birthday cake inspired cocktail may be a new favourite of mine.

It somehow balances the delicious sweet vanilla of a classic butter cake and brings back all of those memories of hundreds and thousands sprinkles sticking everywhere while you crammed all the icing into your mouth and perhaps, left the cake part until later.

Luckily, this cocktail has no boring bits- zero!  And I’ve even kicked up the birthday fun a little more by rimming the glass with hundreds and thousands for that true icing on the cake vibe!

Ingredients

  • 20ml Amaretto
  • 15ml Creme De Cacao
  • 60 milk full cream milk
  • 20ml pouring cream
  • 5ml Vanilla Extract
  • 1.25ml Almond Essence
  • Ice
  • Whipped Cream
  • Sprinkles
  • Honey

Method:

To rim the glass, pour honey into a shallow dish and dip the rim of your glass into it, fill a bowl, or another shallow dish with your hundred and thousands sprinkles and dip the honey edged glass in.

In a cocktail shaker, combine ice, amaretto, creme de cacao, full cream milk, cream, vanilla extract, and almond essence and shake thoroughly.

Strain into your pre-decorated martini glass.

Want extra garnish?  Top with whipped cream and hundreds and thousands sprinkles.

When I heard Polka Dot Bride was celebrating all things ‘cake’ this month, I’m not going to lie, I was a little excited. A cake, in any form is a celebration, simply by virtue of its being. A birthday cupcake delivered by a thoughtful friend, a Christmas Cake shared with loved ones and of course, the wedding cake which is woven with all the love and tradition of the day. As such, I wanted to created a cake topper tutorial that didn’t mess with the simplicity of the cake itself. This tutorial, for the record, is my simplest yet with only two materials and four steps.  And yet it manages to create a striking declaration of celebrated love.  Enjoy!

You Will Need:

Gold Foil Alphabet Stickers (We found ours at Kmart)
Skewers

Step One. Decide what you would like to display as your cake topper.  We have used ‘love’ but depending on your preference you could use your initials, a simple ‘I Do’ or a celebratory word such as ‘cheers’ or ‘hooray’.  Peel off one of each letter of your chosen word, carefully.

Step Two. Arrange your letters, right side down on a clean piece of paper.  When you arrange them to create the topper, they will need to overlap slightly so the word becomes one piece. Take your time, don’t be hasty with this step.

Step Three. Place two skewers onto the adhesive side of the foil letters.

Step Four. Carefully place the second lot of foil letters carefully and one at a time over the original letters.

Ms Zigzag says: I love a simple tutorial that only uses a couple of items, but comes together to have a dramatic effect. 

About Jessica Derrick: I’m a writer and a lover of words and stories, pretty papers and flowers. I find great satisfaction in creating something beautiful from the simplest of materials. I’m happiest in a home bustling with conversation and music, sitting at a beautifully decorated table surrounded by good friends and delicious food – with a glass of champagne in hand, of course!