Sunday, 14 October 2018
Gorgeous Cakes - part 2
This week it was my mum's birthday which seems the perfect excuse to make a Towering Alaska from my Gorgeous Cakes cook book. But I also made a Rich Lemon Curd Sponge for 'im outdoor's lunchbox's and Banoffee Cupcakes.
I made the lemon cake as two separate sponges again to make sure they would rise - which they did perfectly. The lemon curd filling is so good he's been eating the spare on toast!
The cupcakes came out well too. And I had to make 2 batches as there was too much mix! She recommends decorating them with a 'chocolate heart' but I just cut up a bunch of Curly Wurlys and used them instead, which seems to have gone down well.
The Towering Alaska was amazing and my mum loved it, but it is the kind of cake that has to be eaten as soon as it's made. Within an hour of putting it together the jam was sinking into the sponge and the meringues were dissolving into the cream. However it tasted amazing and no one cared that it looked like a right mess. 'im outdoors finished it off for super, as always, happy to help tidy up.
Towering Alaska: Very tasty but needs to be eaten as soon as its put together.
Rich lemon curd sponge: Very tasty. Had to be kept in the fridge but kept very well over the week.
Banoffee cupcakes: Not very bananay, and dried out well before the end of the week. Bit disappointing.