Are you planning your 21st Birthday in Melbourne this year and need to find a cake?
Choosing a cake doesn't have to be that difficult. 21st Birthday cakes are so much fun to plan because anything goes. Anything from a simple cake to serve a few friends, to a grand dessert to feed 100 or more. There are many options to make sure cake stand out.
So where to begin?
I guess the best place to start is with a budget. If you have an idea of what you want to spend, then you have somewhere to start. Keep in mind that often it is not the size of the cake that costs a lot, but the time that is required to make the design. Not forgetting of course the cost of ingredients. As a very rough guide you are looking at around $5 for a serve of cake. Sometimes it is lower, and sometimes it is much more.
Next if you have an idea of what you would like, then draw a picture, or find a photo of what you are thinking of. Sometimes it is a combination of photos with different elements.
Then once you have any idea of what you want, you need to work out how many people you need it for. You also need to work out if you are serving the cake as a dessert, which means you will need more, than if you just want to give them a little slice to take home or have with their coffee.
Now comes the best bit, choose a cake flavour. I have to admit Chocolate Mud Cake with yummy chocolate ganache remains the overall favourite flavour here. It is a great cake to work with because it can be craved, holds up in the heat and doesn't need to be stored in the fridge before the party. Other options include Vanilla, Lemon, Carrot, Hummingbird, Ginger, and fruit cake. Or maybe you have something else in mind, just ask!