by Mari Williams

This charming colourful sponge cake is decorated with beautiful bunting, easily made with straws and scraps of cute fabric.

Equipment and preparation: You will need two lengths of doweling rod, assorted ribbon and thread, and an electric mixer.

Cakes and baking

Buyer's guide

It's possible to find food colouring and natural food colouring in supermarkets. Natural colouring will have been made with products such as vegetables, fruits, plants and minerals.