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Bunnings birthday cake with party accessories

Overview

Celebrate your birthday with Bunnings

Create your own Bunnings-themed birthday party with a Bunnings birthday cake. This easy-to-make cake is perfect for Bunnings’ superfans (both young and young at heart), and it tastes as good as it looks!

Cake artist Tigga Maccormack (@tigga_mac) shared her step-by-step guide so you can create one, too.

Steps

1Bake your cake

Bake a cake in the signature Bunnings red-and-green colours. (Use gel food colouring for the best results.) Slice the cakes in half to create four layers.
Green Bunnings hammer
Tip: If you’re short on time, a store-bought cake will work just as well.
red and green sponge cake

2Stack it high

Stack the cake until it reaches four layers, alternating the colours. You can use any filling of your choice. (We chose white chocolate ganache.)
red and green sponge cake filled with buttercream each layer

3 Cover it up

Cover your cake in white buttercream. Next, scrape back some of the frosting to showcase the coloured cake layers. (This is called a ‘semi-naked finish’, where a thin layer of frosting is scraped back to let the cake layers show through.)

Using a piping bag, pipe the buttercream on top of the cake and down the side, bringing the piping across the front.

Green Bunnings hammer
Tip: Don’t forget to leave a spot for the hammer logo (step #5)!
birthday sponge cake been decorated with white icing from a piping bag

4Add the decorations

Decorate your cake any way you’d like! For example, use a Bunnings Forklift as a fun cake-topper, using the piping on top to secure it to the cake. Add an assortment of lollies, letting them cascade colourfully down the piped buttercream.

Start with the largest lollies first, filling in the gaps with smaller ones. Use a variety of colours and sizes for a dramatic effect. Finish your décor with a sprinkle of hundreds and thousands.

Green Bunnings hammer
Tip: Lollies can deteriorate in the fridge, so pop them on close to party time. 
birthday sponge cake been decorated with white icing and Bunnings forklift as the topper on the cake

5Hammer it home

Now it’s time to add the Bunnings hammer. Print out a picture of Bunnings’ hammer logo to use as a template. Roll out a small amount of red and green fondant.

Using round cookie cutters, cut out a solid green circle and add a red ring for the border. Next, use the template to cut out your hammer shape.

Using a paintbrush and a small amount of water, stick the red ring border and your hammer shapes onto the green circle. Allow it to set for a few minutes before placing it onto the centre of the cake.

Green Bunnings hammer
Tip: If you don’t want to use fondant, use a cardboard logo on the front of the cake instead.
round circle with the Bunnings hammer logo on it

6Final flourishes

To add some colourful, triangular-shaped bunting, fold two pieces of red and green paper in half. Cut triangles along the fold to create diamonds.

When that’s done, measure out and cut a piece of string. Place each diamond over the string and secure in place using glue or double-sided tape. Finish off by tying the string onto two straws and poke the ends of the straws into your cake.

Green Bunnings hammer
Tip: If you’d like, spell out a birthday message along the bunting.
cake topper, two straws as post with string and triangle paper hanging in-between the straws

7For more Bunnings birthday fun

Pick up a Bunnings Kids Party Pack, which includes everything you need to host a fantastically fun Bunnings-themed party at home for 10 lucky guests.
Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.