It's day four of my six week break and the weather is grim. And so it should be. By definition. I know Darn Sarf they are basking in glorious unbroken sunshine and blue skies. Here it is grey, drizzly and rainy. Ugh.
So it is a pleasure to sit and think of the day when my precious first born made it to adulthood remarkably unscathed. Mission accomplished.
She asked for two cakes. She does not like icing and requested a chocolate ganache covered cake. I was happy to oblige because we have loads of family and friends who would be only too willing to polish it off.
Now then, I am going to say something now that will make all you Domestic Goddesses cringe, curl up your noses and cast me off into Cakey Coventry.
What Crime Have I committed?
Because I had little time ( full time working is a REAL Time User! ) I used........
( Amazing what you find when you type cake scream into google images! But I thought this summed up the moment perfectly ) ( Also I do not know if the above cake was made by a packet mix or not )
Ok - if you are still here - I love that you are not a cake snob! The packet I used was top quality and it makes truly gorgeous cake.
They have not in any way, shape or form sponsored me to say this but I LOVE YOUR CAKE MIXES ,WRIGHTS. I will endorse you from the rooftops. Pay me in cake ( mix ) I don't mind! I bought mine from BOOTHS ( another gorgeous place ) . ( I am going to '@' these folks into my shameless blugging on Twitter later. Blugging = Blog Plugging.
Go see for yourselves!
The best cake mix EVER The best Supermarket EVER
So I decided on a square chocolate fudge cake for Chloe, and a traditional madeira fondant sponge for everyone else! Tins prepped and off we go.
|I used my trusty Lakeland Plastics silverware tin with its dividers. It was hideously expensive, but worth every penny. I hand drew out the 18 template to be used later.|
|This is one pkt of the fudge cake and two of the maderia.|
|This is the square fudge for the non fondant iced cake.|