Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cakes rebooted!

Women from across Australia gathered in Canberra on the weekend to bake all 107 cakes from The Australian Women’s Weekly’s Children’s Birthday Cakes book.

From the classic Choo-choo Train and the ever-sweet Smiley Shark to Pamela Clark's favourite, the Dolly Varden cake, The Australian Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake is as iconic as it is special - to young and old alike.

That's why we were so excited when PANDSI, a local Canberran organisation that provides support for families experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety, challenged women in the state's capital and beyond to bake all 107 recipes – with a modern twist – in a bid to raise money and awareness for its incredibly important cause.

Here, we've rounded up 10 (plus two fan recreations) of our favourite bakes from the day, which not only impressed us, but The Australian Women’s Weekly Test Kitchen Director Pamela Clark, herself!

Photography and digital content creation: Megan Sparke (and one very enthusiastic reddit user)

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