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Easy number cake for parents and big kids everywhere

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Whatever your child's birthday number is - this is a great way to get that special cake for their birthday, but so easy even I can make it!

Whether you are celebrating a first or fiftieth birthday, this number cake will be perfect for all your needs. Such an easy design, and perfect for all those big and little kids out there! This is just another one of the fantastic Bake with Stork recipes that are available on their site. Why not go check them all out?

Easy number cake for parents and big kids everywhere

Whatever your child's birthday number is - this is a great way to get that special cake for their birthday, but so easy even I can make it!



  • 375 g butter
  • 375 g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 eggs, large
  • 375 g self-raising flour


  • 175 g butter
  • 350 g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1-2 tbsps milk
  • Food colourings, green, grey
  • Disposable piping bags
  • Toy cars for decoration
  • A large cake board or serving plate.


  1. Grease and line the base and sides of a 9 x 13” deep tin. (A straight edged roasting tin is ideal). Preheat the oven to 160c (fan)/180c/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Cream together the Stork and caster sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
  4. Sift in the flour and fold in until the mixture is blended.
  5. Fill the prepared tin with the mixture and roughly level with the back of a spoon.
  6. Bake in the oven for 45-50minutes until golden and springy or when a skewer is inserted in the middle it comes away clean. Cool in the tin for 30 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. From the chart select the number cake you will be making. Make up the cakes as directed, print and cut out the correct template]. Using a sharp serrated knife cut out the cake following the templates and place on a large cake board.
  8. Beat together the Stork and icing sugar adding a little milk to create a smooth spreadable consistency.
  9. Colour some of the icing green and use to coat the sides of the cake.
  10. Using a grey coloured Icing coat the top of the cake to create the road.
  11. Add more colouring to the remaining grey to darken it a couple of shades. Place in disposable piping bag and use to pipe the central and outside edge lines of the road.
  12. Add the toy cars to the track and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!


Wednesday 16th of January 2019

If I want this to be chocolate do I just add some cocoa powder?


Wednesday 16th of January 2019

Thanks for your comment. We haven't done with cocoa - but I imagine that this would work well; why not give it a test?

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