I'm moving house (long story, short version sure to make it to the blog soon!).
Therefore, I am clearing out my cupboards. This includes the special cupboard of 'baking stuff'. I'm keeping all my utensils and cupcake cases, but the ingredients are going. I don't want a bag of flour bursting in transit!
So, I baked. Tuesday night I spent hours in the kitchen using up all the spare sugar, flour, butter, and sprinkles I'd accumulated over the last 6-12 months, and this is the result.
Cake no.1 was the classic - a family favourite: Victoria Sponge. I glued the two sandwiches together with jam and yoghurt. It's already almost eaten (gracias, el husbandio).
Cake no.2 and no. 3... The small buns (top left) are vanilla sponges with rainbow sprinkles buried in the mixture. I guess that's why they look a bit bubbly. They taste great though - almost savoury. A guilty breakfast treat!
The cake next to the sprinkle buns is the opposite. I baked this for the new team at work I've been assigned to for the week. It's a plain sponge with Nutella 'icing' and white chocolate drops. I was never going to use these at home as neither of us really like white chocolate, and the Finance department loved it!
So far so good...
This is cake no.4. It looks lush, hey? You'd never guess I ran out of sugar halfway through baking this. To make up for the lack of sweetness, I added a fair whack of maple syrup (using up the last of it - yay!) and topped it up with some golden syrup II keep for flapjacks and porridge.
A complete guesswork cake. However, nibbling a bit off the tin it (almost successfully) popped out from, it tastes great. You'd never know!
My brother is helping us move on Friday, so he'll be given this as a 'thank you'.
Added to this, I now don't have to move house with old, battered bags of flour, sugar and sprinkles,liable to split and make a huge mess. Result!
Anyone for a slice of cake?
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