Ed Balls has baked a cake to celebrate Ed Balls day


Good humoured Ed Balls has joined in with the day honouring his five-year-old Twitter gaffe by baking a cake version of his meme-generating tweet.

The former shadow chancellor shared the picture of the cake at 4.20pm - the exact anniversary of his original Twitter mistake.

It even comes with five candles to mark the tweet's fifth anniversary.

His wife, Labour MP Yvette Cooper, had earlier teased Twitter about the existence of the cake.

Then she replied to one tweet asking "Who baked it? Who decorated it?" in the best possible way.

The decorative icing - and use of a passport photo - might not win over Mary Berry but it proves his kitchen credentials.

The Norwich City chairman describes himself as a cook - among other more senior positions - on his Twitter bio and previously took part in a Sport Relief version of the Great British Bake Off.

On the BBC One show he had to make a tiered cake representing an extreme sport, and he opted to make an Eddie the Eagle ski jumper.

It included Kit Kat skis, Jelly Bean supporters and Curly Wurly barriers. The Olympic rings were made from Fruit Polos.

Ed Balls
(Adam Davy/PA)

Ed has certainly owned his mistake - caused by tweeting his own name rather than searching Twitter for comments about himself.

He's still not deleted the 2011 tweet and earlier this month he shared details of a x-stitch version of the tweet you could buy.

By next year, we want Ed Balls cakes in the shops.