Thanks for the fantastic comments on yesterday's post, glad I made so many of you giggle (and that you did the same in return!)
As I mentioned, and as some of you would have seen on facebook and twitter by now, I made a birthday cake for my second mum (does anyone remember the hot pink star covered one from last year?) and as promised, here are photos.
Much of the time I bake completely from scratch. I don't know why, but I prefer it (despite my thinking that box mixes are the same, just someone has done the weighing for you!) I saw this mix in TK MAXX weeks ago (when I should have bought a comic relief tee) and just knew it'd be perfect for the occasion, and being from the USA something Mum2 won't have had before.
The box doesn't lie...this does indeed seem to be a super moist cake...we'll be testing it later at work...and the smell when this was baking = doubly more amazing than usual baking cake! All it required was a 1 1/4 cups water, 1/3 cup vegetable oil and three eggs.
The dry mix.
The baked cakes, my oven was a bit too hot causing the cracked tops, but otherwise perfectly cooked!
For decoration I used a firm setting royal icing, some pink food colouring and the British Classic- Jammy Dodgers, which Mum2 is addicted too (and rightly so, they are delish, if you haven't ever tried one, DO IT)
The icing isn't perfect, it set too fast to get it neat around the sides, but overall I'm pretty pleased with the cake.
I'll report back on how it goes down!
What do you think of cake mixes? Cheating or not?
Any favourite icing recipes (I'm always looking for new ones)
and most importantly
DO YOU LIKE JAMMY DODGERS? If not...what's your favourite biscuit?
P.S. you have until Sunday to enter the giveaway!
P.P.S. if you want the flapjack recipe, shout and I'll post it.
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