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I like to make my kids cake for their birthdays and special events. I currently use a chocolate cake that I can make unto five days before decorating. I would love any suggestions for other cake flavours and recipes that I can make well in advance.

Posted anonymously, 19th January 2016

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  • My toddler loves white chocolate flavoured cakes.
    I think you can also try things like caramel or strawberry as you can’t go wrong with the classic flavours.

  • You could always freeze your cake and defrost close to use I have been on a roll with the coles un iced mudcakes and been stacking them to make a variety of cakes i found pocky sticks are awesome different coloured and flavoured pretzel sticks dipped in chocolate they are a cool decoration just add a variety of lollies an ice magic drizzle and your done.

  • I think any flavour you choose is going to be great.

  • Mudcake! Oh yummy!! and super easy to carve if you are doing a different shape!

  • I use vanilla sponge and then freeze so it’s easy to icing or use fondants

  • There are some fabulous ideas and recipes from this post – thanks so much for posting!

  • I always liked to make chocolate mud cakes as they were quite heavy and looked good for a birthday cake. But recently my kids have found a new fascination for light cakes that can be stored for days and can be made easily. They are not too fond of mud cakes these days. So, I tried two different cakes over the weekend – one was an orange and macadamia cake and the other a Raspberry, white chocolate and macadamia cheesecake. My kids loved the orange one more. You can find the recipe for the cakes on https://www.duck-creek.com.au/

  • I would go with heavy cakes. Any form of mud cakes would do the trick. There’s a whole range to chose from. There’s white, dark, milk chocolate & caramel mud cake options. Switch it up by adding citrus or berries.

  • For an alternative to chocolate I would go with a butter cake. You can colour and flavour in a variety of ways. It is also easy to carve if you want to shape it.

  • My boys love icecream cakes which can be as difficult or easy as you want and as they are frozen can be done in advance (if you have the space in the freezer)

  • I find mud cakes or fruit cakes are the only ones that keep well for several days unfortunately

  • Butter cakes are always good. You can flavour them how you like or add food colouring to make different colours. They keep quite well especially once iced with a butter cream frosting :-)

  • I do a pinata cake, its 3 layers, and the 2 bottom layers have a hole cut in them and filled with mini m&ms the cake is then frosted and have kitkats all around the outside, finish it off with a ribbon wrapped around it.

  • Caramel or white chocolate mudcake – keeps really well, remains moist and is delicious!!

  • Thank you all for your advice and suggestions. I am taking it all on boards. So many good ideas!

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