Or an icing sugar storm 🌬
It is B’s birthday today🎂 Can’t believe my little cherub is now old enough to drive! I thought I would try to be one of those yummy mummy types and make him a cake 🤔
Now in my defence I haven’t done any proper baking since B was small when we used to bake together. In recent years I have made brownies and the like with my good friend Betty Crocker. And I have had a very temperamental oven and baking on my own was never much fun😯
But I have a new oven so thought I would have a go. I measured the ingredients from memory, probably not one of my better ideas😋 I made an 8oz sponge mixture but new baking tins so think I probably should do a 10oz mixture. And new oven so need to experiment with that. My cake looks a bit flat and is a bit crisp around the edge but it did have a nice spring to the touch. I have sandwiched it together with raspberry jam and vanilla butter cream.
Note to self:
Soften the butter before attempting to cream it
Make sure the mixer is on its lowest setting when using icing sugar – everything ended up with a fine dusting of the stuff😉
I don’t think I will be doing the Great British Bake Off any time soon….
I am going to stick to my knitting. Anyone for a cuppa and cake?