cake competition

IMG_2173My bake this week was a cake that I entered into Radio Chepstow’s cake competition and the theme was Radio Ga Ga, by queen.

I tried very hard and it took nearly two weeks of practise and putting it altogether but I got there.

I wanted to bake a cake that tasted yummy and wasn’t lost in sugar paste.  I did use a bit of sugar paste which was a new experience and it took a lot of work getting use to something new.

My cake was made up of a victoria sponge filled with my home made rhubarb jam and a rose butter icing.  The top of the sponge was then covered in a drizzle of glace icing.  I then cut out numbers and clock hands from sugar paste and made a clock face on the top of the icing then at the side of the cake I put in sugar paste the words “you’ve yet to have your finest hour” and I also made a pink sugar paste radio. with a wiggly wire that plugged into the cake.

I made as much as I could the nights before like the sponge and the letters but I then had to wake up at 5.00 the morning of the competition to put the cake together.

When we got in the car and was about half way to Chepstow, (which was where the competition was) Mami braked a bit hard and my cake slid away, and the filling was every where. It was a shambles, it looked horrible.

Mam rang the radio station to tell them what happened and they suggested I still went along to see the other cakes and when we arrived at the station the kind lady Helen said that if I had a photo I could still enter my cake.  Luckily we had taken a photo for my blog,

All the cakes were put onto Facebook and the winners were those with the most likes and surprise surprise I came joint first winning Mary Berry’s Cooks Book.

I just wanted to say thanks for everybody who liked my photo and i could not do it without your likes!  And also thank you Chepstow Radio and Sophie Bensley (Cooks Galley) for all your help with my sugar paste advice and supplies.

Diolch yn Fawr! 🙂

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