Bonfire Night Cake

We're looking forward to Bonfire Night (5th November) & thought this year we'd create a bonfire cake to share at our family firework party.

It's a simple cake to create & great to make with children of all ages.

Large chocolate Swiss roll
Breadsticks (or chocolate wafer sticks)
Chocolate finger biscuits (or chocolate Matchmakers, Mikado, or chocolate cookie sticks)
Red, yellow icing
For chocolate butter icing: 16oz icing sugar, 4 tbsp cocoa powder, 8oz soft unsalted butter, 2 tbsp milk, a few drops of vanilla extract

1. Cut the Swiss roll into rounds & arrange in a pyramid shape
2. To make the butter icing, sieve the icing sugar & cocoa powder into a large bowl, then add the butter, milk & vanilla extract. Mix until smooth (we used a hand whisk for this).
3. Now for the really messy part! Cover your Swiss roll pyramid with the butter icing using a spatula, or large spoon. To add a little more height to your cake use butter icing to create a point at the top.
4. To build your bonfire add the breadsticks & chocolate fingers to the cake. Any broken biscuits or breadsticks can be used to decorate the base.
5. Mould the ready made icing into flame shapes, & use to decorate the sticks at the top of the cake. We mixed red & yellow icing to create the orange flames.

To finish off your cake add a couple of indoor sparklers to the top, or a sparkler candle.

A tasty bonfire bake to set any firework party off with a bang!


  1. really nice, do you mind sharing more photos of the making process?

  2. oooh, very well done! Enjoy the fireworks!

  3. very neat - we love sitting around a camp fire or bonfire and this cake looks great.

  4. Oh, that`s a good idea for decorating a cake. I was thinking of making a biscuit cake.. will arrange a little bonfire on top if it.
    Thanks :)

  5. Oh my! What a brilliant bonfire treat! I love love love it! You will have some cool parties in your house over the coming years, I am sure!

    Thanks, as always, for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  6. This looks great, brilliant idea