Ok, I admit mine isn't much of a showstopper but I'm so happy it came out the way it did which was a lot better than I'd expected.
A. turned 13 last Saturday and after a lot of thinking and searching I decided to try one of the cakes in the book below.
Out of all the absolutely gorgeous cakes in there the Chess Cake was the only one that seemed achievable to me and once it was done A. was quite impressed by it. I'm really looking forward to another episode of The Great British Bake Off later today. Have you been watching it?