How to make Hollywood style birthday cakes

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How to make Hollywood style birthday cakes
Create a Hollywood-themed cake fit for a star. (David Livingston/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

A Hollywood birthday party theme is suitable for children, teens or adults. After sending out glitzy invitations and selecting glamorous decorations, it's time to turn the focus to the ever-important birthday cake. There is a Hollywood-style birthday cake to suit every personality, from the wannabe superhero to the aspirant film-maker to the family diva. All that is needed is a dash of originality, a spoonful of effort, and a cup heaped with affection.

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Things you need

  • Cake mix
  • Black icing
  • White icing
  • Tube icing
  • Sugar dough

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    Walk of fame

  1. 1

    Bake two 20 by 20 cm (8 by 8 inch) square cakes. Evenly cut all four corners off of one cake so that a diamond shape remains.

  2. 2

    Discard or put away the diamond shaped piece. Place the four cut corners around the edge of the remaining square cake to form a star.

  3. 3

    Make sugar biscuit dough and form a round, flat shape several centimetres in diameter. Place a child's hand in the dough to make a hand imprint. Bake the biscuit as directed.

  4. 4

    Ice the cake with your choice of icing. Place the biscuit in the middle of the cake.

  5. 5

    Write "Happy Birthday" and the name of the birthday person on the cake using a tube of icing. Try to write in a fancy script.

    Clapper board cake

  1. 1

    Bake a 32.5 by 25 cm (13 by 9 inch) tray cake in the flavour of your choice. Allow it to cool completely and remove it from the tin.

  2. 2

    Cut a 5 cm (2 inch) slice off one of the long sides of the cake. Set the cake straight on a platter or large cake board. Place the sliced piece at a 45-degree angle to the large cake.

  3. 3

    Ice all of the cake with black or dark brown icing. Use white icing to draw diagonal lines on both the thin slice of cake and a the edge of the large cake adjacent to the smaller piece.

  4. 4

    Write "Happy Birthday" in white icing on the black area of the cake. Use a spatula or your fingertip to smear the lettering so that it has a chalk-like appearance.

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