Thanks to the influence of my gorgeous friend Samantha – the cake heroine in charge of The Pretty Cake Company – I was persuaded not to buy the cake for my daughter’s 6th birthday extravaganza! The topper from Sam covers such a multitude of sins it’s unbelievable (how do you get a sponge cake to rise?!!) but it should pass the test of a load of One D fans! Next year it’s definitely shop bought!!