Pie-shaped hidden design cake

Layers of luscious lemon sponge covered in fondant and shaped to look like a pie. The hidden design is a ‘blackbird’ inspired by the popular nursery rhyme.

Equipment and preparation: you will need four 23cm/9in cake tins and three mini cake tins.


For the lemon sponge cakes

For the small coloured sponges

For the buttercream

For the icing

  • 1 x 500g pack ready-to-roll fondant icing
  • 150g/5oz icing sugar
  • few drops blue food colouring
  • 1 or 2 packs modelling paste, cream coloured
  • 1 x 250g pack sugarpaste, cream coloured
  • coloured sugarpaste, black and yellow