Bonfire Cake

Hello, hope you all had a good bonfire night last night, I made this cake to celebrate Guy Fawkes night.
It consisted of a three layer chocolate cake covered in chocolate icing and topped with caramel shards and chocolate wafers creating a campfire scene with burnt marshmallows to the base of the cake.
As you can see chocolate was the big theme of this bake.
Chocolate cake is hard to get right as it contains flour and cocoa powder which are dry ingredients and the trick is to get it moist so I’ve been messing about with milk and cream to add moisture.
Have a lovely evening and see you next week
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Funday Sunday -Black Sheep Cupcakes

Hello

Last weekend I went up to London with my Mam and as a treat I got to go to The Hummingbird Bakery and try out their “black bottom cupcake” that I’ve read great reviews about.

The Black bottom cupcake is a chocolate cupcake with pieces of cheesecake in the cupcake topped with a cream cheese icing.

It was one of the nicest cupcakes I have ever tried! Because it was so nice I wanted to have a go at making one. and so this week I made Black Bottom cupcakes in the style of sheep (just because I like sheep)

They turned out really well and taste just like I remember them from the bakery.

Hope you all had a great weekend and I can’t wait to see you next Wednesday with my technical bake ohhhh and of course it’s episode one of The Great Sport Relief Bake Off sheep

 

French Fancies second time around

After such a disaster last week I decided to try out French Fancies again.

This time they worked out better because I made some changes.

1. The cakes weren’t as tall because I baked them this time  in a larger tin which meant the mixture spread out more so they weren’t as tall as last week.

2. I covered the cakes with butter icing on five sides but last week I only covered the top.  This meant that the icing stuck to the cake better.

3.The fondant was smother because I spilt the icing into batches so I didn’t get lots cake crumbs in the icing.

4. I googled lots of sites to find out the best way to make French fancies and also the best way to do the fondant icing fondant .

So this week I’m much happier with my bake.

Did you know:-

Icing is a mixture of sugar with water, egg white, or butter and is used as a coating for cakes and biscuits.  There are lots of different icing’s and the list below is just a few of them :-IMG_2848

Buttercream

Fondant

Meringue

Ganache

Cream Cheese Icing

Royal Icing

Glace