Monday, 6 February 2017

Boo Bakes a Valentines Cake

We were asked if we wanted to try some cake decorations from Cake Angels and they couldn't come at a better time. Boo had been nagging for ages to bake a cake and was so excited over the decorations she couldn't wait to get started. Her stipulation was that she wanted to bake it all by herself with no help.



She knows the basic of sponge cake making where you have the same amount of ingredients, that's same flour, butter, sugar and eggs. She also knows that you can mix it all together as one but that Mummy prefers the creaming and folding method for a nice springy sponge.

She decided that her cake would be chocolate and that she wanted to cover it with a basic buttercream before decorating.

I prepared the kitchen and got the ingredients ready for her to weigh and she was off, with very little intervention from me. I set up the camera to record her and we have two videos, one of her making the cake and the other decorating it. I do hope you will take a peek, they are not that long and she was keen to do them. It would be lovely if you would consider giving the videos a like on YouTube and maybe subscribing to our channel.

Here is the first video of the cake baking.


Boo's Chocolate Valentines Cake


Ingredients:


8oz self-raising flour
8oz unsalted butter
8oz caster sugar
4 eggs
1tbs cocoa powder

Method:


Preheat oven to 180C/gas mark 4
Put the butter and caster sugar in a bowl and mix until creamy
Add the eggs on at a time and beat into the mixture
Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and mix
Pour into an 8" round tin which has been greased and lined with baking paper
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
Leave to cool and then decorate.



Here is the Second Video with Boo Decorating the cake



Ingredients:


4oz of soft unsalted butter
8oz icing sugar
1tsp vanilla extract

A selection of decorations,
we used sugar sprinkles, icing roses and white flowers from Cake Angels


Method:


Put the unsalted butter in a bowl
Sift in the icing sugar
add the vanilla extract and mix

cover the cake and then decorate. I think Boo did really well, what do you think?

Boo's Valentines Cake

Boo holding her Valentines Cake


I hope you have enjoyed this post. Boo really enjoyed her baking and cake decorating sessions and will be back soon with something new, of that I'm sure. Do leave a comment if you wish and remember to follow our YouTube Channel for more videos.

Disclosure: we were sent some cake decorations from Cake Angels for our cake.


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