My sister decided to throw a last-minute dinner for my nephews birthday. His 6th birthday isn't until the end of the month, but with us being in Australia for only a few more days we needed to throw an early celebration.
Of course I volunteered to make the cake. Although not one of my more elaborate creations, my nephew loves raspberries so I decided to make a simple Raspberry Vanilla Swirl cake and then fill the center with lots of freshly whipped cream and fresh raspberries. Then I placed a wooden number six on top of the cake and sifted icing sugar all over. When I took off the wooden letter a perfect number 6 was left behind.
I only wish I had taken a photograph of the lovely raspberry swirls inside the cake.
How to add a raspberry swirl to your cake: Prepare your normal Vanilla cake mix leaving a couple of tablespoons aside in a bowl. Pour the rest into a cake pan. Crush some raspberries and combine with the remaining cake mix. Drop small spoonfulls on top of the cake mix in the pan, then using a knife swirl it around in a pattern.
Cream filling: Combine 1 medium-sized container of heavy whipping cream with a couple of tablespoons of caster sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence. Whip until thick.