In our bid to celebrate the poor souls who’s birthdays fall in December, we’ve enrolled the help of Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber and a specially designed “Merry Birthday Pudding” – a one-off cake creation to celebrate everyone with a December birthday.
On first appearances the cake looks like a traditional Christmas pud, but break the surface and you soon realise that what looks like dark fruit cake is actually a chocolate ganache and white chocolate cream façade that covers a colourful, sparkly sponge more like a tradtional birthday cake. That’s not all – the centre is bursting with colourful sweets that scream Happy Birthday and not Merry Christmas.
Watch Edd’s step-by-step guide to making the pudding above and if you want to download and keep the recipe, you can find that here.
Edd’s cake is just one of our festive Merry Birthday films. Our other film follows the story of Noel whose birthday, like many others across the UK, falls on Christmas Day – and boy does it suck! Watch Noel’s film here.
If you know someone like Noel who has a Christmas time birthday then the Merry Birthday Pudding is the perfect gift to get their birthday off with a swing this December.