I like baking, but I haven’t done an awful lot, or should I say that I can and do bake but nothing adventurous.
In some lightbulb moment a couple of weeks ago I decided that I would bake Ryan’s 13th birthday cake. He wanted a sponge cake with jam and cream and icing on the top. I wanted to make it a bit special so I decided that maybe I could bake a number 13.
I knew that the local cake shop hired out the cake tins so it would just be the ingredients that I needed.
I then thought that it would be quite nice to do one chocolate cake and one sponge cake.
So off I toddle to the cake shop to buy all the neccessary bits and bobs. I mooched around looking at all the fancy colour pastes, sparkles, cutters, spatulas and all kinds of things that I have no idea what they were.
I spoke to the lady behind the counter and she said that yes they did hire them out, and off she went to get them. When she brought them back I was a bit dumbstruck. The tins didn’t have bottoms! How the hell do they work then.
And…..the number 3 would take a 5 egg recipe and the number 1 would be a 4 cake recipe.
Trace inside the cake tins onto baking paper, and then measure the depth and cut out some strips with an overlap for the bottom.
Grease the tins………La la la
I really hadn’t thought this through. I’d never used Royal icing in my life let alone iced a non-square shaped cake.
The look on my face must have said it all. Did I still want to hire the tins?
Errm I think so…..um yes.
Google is a godsend!!!
Here is my creation!
What do you think?