Monthly Archives: August 2013

Issue 76

In Issue 76 it shows you how to make a flower meadow cake using the free stencil, how to make surfboard toppers for cupcakes and how to make marbled meringue kisses.

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It’s the meringue kisses I want to try.

The GBBO Everyday Book

My dad bought me a new baking book from the 4th series of GBBO and love it.

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Great British Bake Off Episode 2

Episode 2 is on at 8pm and can’t wait 🙂

Doll cake part 3

I started to dress the doll in her blue top:

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Then I iced the chocolate cake with white and blue icing:

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Then attached together to make the full cake shown here:

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Doll cake part 2

This morning I made a hole in the cake ready for the doll which is wrapped up ready:

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Then I crumb coated the cake with chocolate buttercream and is setting in the fridge:

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Later on I will show you how I decorated it in icing for a dress.

Doll cake part 1

I started making a doll cake for my daughters 7th birthday on Tuesday. I borrowed a tin from my sister in law Rachael and greased it really well. It came out like this:

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This is the recipe:

Ingredients

325g butter
325g caster sugar
6 eggs
325g self raising flour
75g cocoa powder
5tbsp of milk

Preheat the oven to gas mark 3 and grease the tin well.

Mix the butter and sugar together til combined.

Add one egg at a time mixing it well to combine.

Add the flour and cocoa powder to make the dark colour mixture then add all the milk.

Transfer the mixture to the tin and bake for 1 hour 40 minutes but check afterwards with a knife down the middle to make sure it’s all cooked.

Let it cool on a cooling tray before getting it out of the tin.

To be continued tomorrow for making the hole in the middle and crumb coating the cake with buttercream.

The World’s Top 10 Most Amazing Things to do With Under Stairs Spaces

Would love to do that

The World’s Top 10 Best Images of Cats With fur Hearts

My daughter would love these pictures of cats

Angel Cake

I made an Angel Cake today using a recipe from Mary Berry and it tasted lovely and yummy but i would invest in a proper tin for it next time with legs like in GBBO.

Angel Cake

 

This is the recipe for the basic Angel Cake plain:

 

Ingredients

  • 125g Plain Flour
  • 300g Caster Sugar
  • 10 large Egg Whites
  • 2 large Lemons , grated zest
  • 1tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4. Sift the flour and 100g sugar together in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Whisk the egg whites in a large bowl with an electric whisk for one minute until frothy. Add the lemon juice and grated zest then the cream of tartar and salt and continue whisking for 3 minutes until soft peaks form. Increase the speed and add the remaining sugar a bit at a time to form firm peaks.
  3. Sprinkle over one-third of the flour and fold gently to combine. Repeat with the rest of the flour by folding gently to keep as much air in the mixture as possible.
  4. Transfer the batter to the tin. Gently run a knife through the centre of the batter to remove any pockets of air. Bake for 50 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and turn it upside down onto the legs. Leave to cool for 1 hour.
  6. Run a knife round the edge and it should pop out.

Issue 75

In Issue 75 it shows you how to make a rose frill cake using your frilling sticks, how to make marbled toppers using candy melts and how to make under the sea cookies.

I will have to get some candy melts to try the toppers out.

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