This month's featured author for the Kids Virtual Book Club is Paul Galdone, who has written and illustrated many classic stories from our childhood.
The book we chose to read was The Gingerbread Boy.
Lucas particularly liked the cheeky fox at the end of the story, who gobbles up the Gingerbread Boy! Because of this, we decided to make a fox cake.
We took two layers of chocolate sponge and sandwiched them together with a strawberry ganache filling made from chopped strawberries, melted white chocolate, icing sugar and butter.
The entire sponge was iced with a white buttercream, and then we piped the outside in orange buttercream using the Wilton 233 tip, leaving some of the white to show through. I used my homemade black modelling chocolate to create the eyes and nose, and some white fondant to create the ears and the centre of the eyes.
The cake was delicious, and we gobbled it up just like the fox gobbles up the Gingerbread Boy!
I am linking up with Virtual Book Club for Kids, Weekly Kids Co-Op and Mom's Library.
The original idea for the fox cake can be found here.