Sometimes, when a big celebration is being planned, it’s difficult to decide on the type and size of cake you need. You’ll wonder if you have enough cake, whether it will stand out on a buffet table heaving with enough snacks and savouries to feed a mob.

Sometimes a single tier cake just won’t fit the bill, no matter how big it is. Adding extra tiers can provide greater impact and another bonus is that each layer can be flavoured differently to give your guests more choice. The cake featured here was for a 21st birthday celebration but can easily be adapted for an anniversary or other big celebration.

The flavours used here were chocolate and vanilla – a delicious combination.