Do you remember me saying a couple of weeks ago that I hardly ever do cakes? Well, I’ve made another. A last minute request for my youngest cousin who was 14 last week. The only theme suggested was football which seemed perfect for him.
The dome cake is great for a cake that is due to travel, rather than a complete round cake. This cake was made using a 9″ mixture so should serve approx 25 people. It is not a small cake. One thing I did forget was how difficult it is to get the hexagons neat on a football cake. I used a 2.5 inch hexagon that I cut out of paper and used as a template. Tip: Start at the top of the cake and work your way down. The bottom can be disguised with a scarf or some grass if you prefer.
I used a large Pyrex bowl to bake the cake in. First use vegetable fat or butter to grease the bowl. Then sprinkle plain flour into the bowl, making sure all the surface is covered. I’m a little bit cautious and always put a small circle of baking parchment at the bottom of the bowl to make sure the cake doesn’t get stuck.
The scarf is a nightmare! No matter how hard I try it is virtually impossible to stop the red bleeding into the white. The key is to use only the tiniest bit of glue to attach the red. I roll over with a huge screw to make the markings.
If you have been watching my instagram stories, you would have seen me making the grass effect on the board with some tinned foil.
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Bake of the Week
Jenny kept last week’s Bake of the Week open extra long for me as stupidly, I forgot that my cousin wouldn’t see his cake until Saturday. I never blog about a cake until I know it has been at least seen, if not eaten! Thanks as usual to everyone who entered our linky.
Our Facebook group for #BakeoftheWeek has had a great week too. There’s loads of chatter on there, sharing of ideas, asking for help & tips – Perfect baking hygge!
Last week we had our first ever influx of peanut butter & what tasty recipes they looked too.
1. Jenny shared with us this Peanut Butter Egg Chocolate Cake Extravaganza – And an extravaganza is definitely was. Amazing!
2. We had a very tempting Peanut Butter & Chocolate Banana Bread from Curly’s Cooking.
3. I’m a sucker for fudge and think the sound of the saltiness of the peanut butter in A Baking Explorer’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Fudge sounds wonderful.
My featured #BakeoftheWeek is from Jo’s Kitchen Larder with one of my favourite things to eat EVER! I adore a Baked Cheesecake & am desperate to try this Lemon Curd Baked Cheesecake.
I was also pleased to enter 2 bakes myself this week … My Star Wars cake complete with Yoda Cake Topper Tutorial and my Chewy Cherry Bakewell Flapjacks (which didn’t last very long at all!)
We are now open for new entries for Bake of the Week. Even if you have never joined in before, just have a go! We would love to see new members join us. We share all entries (Twitter, G+, Pinterest, Yummly & SU) and comment as well as linking in the following week’s roundup.
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