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Juliet Sear's ultimate birthday cake!

For all those who didn’t get a birthday cake so far this year, Juliet Sear is back and making the mother of all birthday cakes, her funfetti piñata drip cake. 

Bring back the birthday cake - Funfetti piñata drip cake

Serves up to 30


For the sponges (3x 8” round)

400g softened block butter (I use salted you can use unsalted if you prefer)

400g golden caster sugar

8 x medium eggs

400g self raising flour with 1 tsp baking powder sifted/whisked in

2 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract

3 tbsp of bright coloured bake stable sprinkles

For the Buttercream

500g softened unsalted butter

1kg sifted icing sugar

2 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract

Extra sprinkles for the base and top

For the Chocolate Drip

150g dark chocolate

2 tsp sunflower or vegetable oil

For the piñata filling

A mix of jelly sweets, flying saucers etc. Roughly three handfuls for the centre.


1. Preheat the oven to 180 fan. 

2. Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until pale, fluffy and creamy. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating until incorporated. Gently fold in the flour then the sprinkles, mix through to distribute and divide equally into the 3 tins, level the batter with a spoon or palette knife. 

3. Bake for approx 30-35 mins or until springy/golden and risen. A skewer should come out clean from the middle. Leave to cool in the tins for 5 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. 

4. Slice to reveal the piñata

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