Boys like football. Fact. They also like cake. Fact. Combine the two and you've a recipe for success! This particular boy is a fan of Dundee United Football Club, a team whose colours are tangerine and black. So the interior of this cake is one layer chocolate (which I chose not to dye black. I felt it may not only be messy, but slightly unattractive on the eye and palate) and one layer orange-coloured vanilla.
Then it was a case of colouring the buttercream orange, to match the outside, and leaving out the jam - we felt it would taste odd with chocolate cake. Decorate the base edge with little co-ordinating black and tangerine balls et voila - a birthday cake that any footie daft young boy would be glad to call his own. Happy Birthday Andrew!