Holly Willoughby bakes a space-themed rainbow cake

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Holly Willoughby proved she has honed her baking skills through lockdown after sharing a space-themed rainbow cake dedicated to her ‘dear friend Moon Man’. 

The This Morning presenter, 39, shared a picture of red, yellow, green and blue cake batter in polka-dot dishes as she baked with her children, Harry, 11, Belle, nine and Chester, five, on Saturday. 

Holly posted the finished cake covered with white icing to mimic the moon and a rainbow-layered sponge middle complete with a Lego figurine holding the USA flag. 

Baker: Holly Willoughby, 39, baked a space-themed rainbow cake with her three children at her £3 million five-bedroom London mansion on Saturday

Baker: Holly Willoughby, 39, baked a space-themed rainbow cake with her three children at her £3 million five-bedroom London mansion on Saturday

The TV presenter posted the four pots of batter dyed with food colouring on her Instagram, captioned: ‘Rainbow cake incoming.’ 

She later posted a collection of snaps of the finished cake covered in white icing and decorated with white chocolate buttons. 

The star added a Lego figurine in a spacesuit holding a miniature USA flag, captioned: ‘Cake complete! Happy birthday to my dear friend Moon Man… love ya!’ 

Colourful: The This Morning presenter shared a picture of red, yellow, green and blue cake batter in polka-dot dishes to her Instagram

Colourful: The This Morning presenter shared a picture of red, yellow, green and blue cake batter in polka-dot dishes to her Instagram

She also took to her Instagram Story to reveal the cake with a candle lit to mimic a rocket and accompanied the snap with the David Bowie hit Starman, captioned: ‘Happy Birthday Moon Man.’   

Holly is mother to children, Belle, Harry, and Chester, who she shares with her husband Dan Baldwin, 45. 

Chester will turn six on September 29 meaning the cake could be an early birthday present for him. 

Fun: Holly posted a collection of snaps of the finished cake covered in white icing and decorated with white chocolate buttons

Fun: Holly posted a collection of snaps of the finished cake covered in white icing and decorated with white chocolate buttons

The star added a Lego figurine in a spacesuit holding a miniature USA flag, captioned: 'Cake complete! Happy birthday to my dear friend Moon Man... love ya!'

The star added a Lego figurine in a spacesuit holding a miniature USA flag, captioned: ‘Cake complete! Happy birthday to my dear friend Moon Man… love ya!’

It comes after Holly offered a glimpse of her stunning outdoor swimming pool she had built in 2013 at her £3 million five-bedroom London mansion.    

Holly posed with her ragdoll cat Bluebell for the Marks and Spencer shoot with the help of her children and offered a sneak peak of her pool on Thursday. 

Holly looked radiant as she held Bluebell for the autumnal fashion shoot with her turquoise pool visible behind a wrought iron gate as she stood on the marble tiles.  

Tribute: She also took to her Instagram Story to reveal the cake with a candle lit to mimic a rocket and accompanied the snap with the David Bowie hit Starman, captioned: 'Happy Birthday Moon Man'

Tribute: She also took to her Instagram Story to reveal the cake with a candle lit to mimic a rocket and accompanied the snap with the David Bowie hit Starman, captioned: ‘Happy Birthday Moon Man’

Wow: Holly offered a glimpse of her stunning outdoor swimming pool earlier this month at her £3 million five-bedroom London mansion

Wow: Holly offered a glimpse of her stunning outdoor swimming pool earlier this month at her £3 million five-bedroom London mansion

The beauty opted for a geo-print mustard skirt paired with a black oversized aviator jacket and black patent boots in the shot surrounded by plants trailing up the brick wall. 

A fresh-faced Holly swept her signature blonde locks into a side parting and added a slick of pink gloss for the snap. 

Family: The star offered a glimpse of her patio dining seating, surrounded by manicured borders as her daughter Belle nailed the perfect snap

Family: The star offered a glimpse of her patio dining seating, surrounded by manicured borders as her daughter Belle nailed the perfect snap

Close: Holly revealed on her Instagram she had recruited her eldest children Harry, 11, and nine-year-old Belle to transform her home into a fashion shoot location for the brand

Close: Holly revealed on her Instagram she had recruited her eldest children Harry, 11, and nine-year-old Belle to transform her home into a fashion shoot location for the brand

In a second shot Holly posed with a geometric print midi dress and draped a beige trench coat over her shoulders as her daughter Belle nailed the perfect snap. 

The star offered a glimpse of her patio dining seating, surrounded by manicured borders, decked with fairy lights and complete with a chandelier above the stone table.  

Holly revealed on her Instagram she had recruited her eldest children Harry, 11, and nine-year-old Belle to transform her home into a fashion shoot location for the brand.

Autumn: The TV star also looked a ray of sunshine despite a downpour as she posed in the rain in a stunning chunky turmeric knit paired with a navy printed shirt dress

Autumn: The TV star also looked a ray of sunshine despite a downpour as she posed in the rain in a stunning chunky turmeric knit paired with a navy printed shirt dress

Captioning a snap, she penned: ‘So here it is…After giving you a sneak peek, I’m delighted to reveal the first of my favourite looks from Marks and Spencer’s Autumn collection, expertly shot by my Belle whilst in quarantine … Such classic coat and perfect with this beautiful dress… hope you like it!’ 

The TV star also looked a ray of sunshine despite a downpour as she posed in the rain in a stunning chunky turmeric knit paired with a navy printed shirt dress. 

Holly leaned against a raised bed in her garden which boasted an array of vegetable plants including tomatoes. 

Fun: Holly photographed her children building an ant house in garden made from twigs and stones

Fun: Holly photographed her children building an ant house in garden made from twigs and stones

Roast: The kitchen comes complete with a marble island perfect for cooking dinner, a huge oven and sleek dove grey cabinets

Roast: The kitchen comes complete with a marble island perfect for cooking dinner, a huge oven and sleek dove grey cabinets

She wrote: ‘Autumn is here and the garden vegetable patch is looking a little unruly! The tomatoes (except for one) never went red. 

‘Luckily Autumn fashion is a little more reliable and a floral dress with boots is my go-to from September onwards. Keeping the sunshine with this turmeric yellow cardi for those chilly evenings… New autumn collection out now… Photography by my Harry during lockdown.

Holly’s choice of a more neutral and modern interior inside the Edwardian house provided a calming space for her brood during lockdown.

Gardening: The blonde beauty previously uploaded a photo of Belle watering some seedlings

Peaceful: Holly's garden comes complete with a rolling lawn, playhouse and plant pots, where the children can grown their own vegetables

Gardening: The blonde beauty previously uploaded a photo of Belle watering some seedlings

Flower fancy: Featured in a number of Holly's shots is stunning flowers, scattered around her home, including plush orchids and intricate bouquets to add flourish to the home

Flower fancy: Featured in a number of Holly’s shots is stunning flowers, scattered around her home, including plush orchids and intricate bouquets to add flourish to the home

A glimpse into her home shows the kitchen complete with a marble island perfect for cooking dinner, a huge oven and sleek dove grey cabinets.  

And if Holly wants a bit of rest and relaxation she can retreat to her luxurious free-standing bath in the bathroom- if her cat Bluebell doesn’t get there first.   

Holly’s garden comes complete with a rolling lawn, playhouse and plant pots, where the children can grown their own vegetables. 

Cute: Bluebell certainly has plenty of space to roam, with Holly uploading snaps of her feline friend's activities

Fluffy: The cat curled up in a box in one sweet snap

Cute: Bluebell certainly has plenty of space to roam, with Holly uploading snaps of her feline friend’s activities

Keeping the kids entertained: Holly's background where she usually poses for photos was used by Harry as an impromptu spot for football training with a 50p coin

Keeping the kids entertained: Holly’s background where she usually poses for photos was used by Harry as an impromptu spot for football training with a 50p coin

The blonde beauty previously uploaded a photo of Belle watering some seedlings.   

Holly’s love for Emma Bridgewater’s work is predominant, with a number of snaps showing her home littered with the work – which includes mugs costing £56. 

Showing her love for Emma’s work, she shared a snap of her Christmas collection while adding the caption: ‘Very excited in the @thismorning prep kitchen as the @emma_bridgewater Christmas collection arrives’.

Peek-a-boo! If Holly wants a bit of rest and relaxation from home schooling, she can retreat her luxurious free-standing bath in the bathroom- if her cat Bluebell doesn't get there first

Peek-a-boo! If Holly wants a bit of rest and relaxation from home schooling, she can retreat her luxurious free-standing bath in the bathroom- if her cat Bluebell doesn’t get there first

Sundays in her home are a consistent theme on Holly’s account, as she was seen to post a chicken ready for the oven while adding the caption: ‘Sunday bliss… Cooking a roast, listening to Bowie’s Hunky Dory album’. 

In her choice of decorations, Holly’s home features a vast custom-made neon light featuring a dagger pierced through a heart with the words ‘H&D Forever’ on top.   

Featured in a number of Holly’s shots is stunning flowers, scattered around her home, including plush orchids and intricate bouquets to add flourish. 

True love: Holly shares the five-bedroom Edwardian house with her husband Dan Baldwin, whom she married in 2007

True love: Holly shares the five-bedroom Edwardian house with her husband Dan Baldwin, whom she married in 2007

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