Thursday, 21 August 2014

How not to make marble cakes

Today me and my boyfriend George attempted to make marble cakes, and it wasn't very successful but it was fun. So I thought I'd let you all know how to not make marble cakes.

Noah and the Whale, Heart of Nowhere is my favourite album at the moment

George mixing stuff

We used  a basic Victoria sponge recipe, and up to this point everything was fine in the cake making process.

Then, we split the mixture into thirds, and used two thirds to make the marble cakes. One third, we made green and the other third we made pink, using food colouring. 

Then we put a spoon of each colour into each cake case. Then used a cocktail stick to slightly mix the mixture in the cases. 

We put the cakes in the oven and probably left them in too long because they were more like cake shaped biscuits.

So as you can see the cakes aren't really that marbled, however they were a bit green on the inside.

I made mini Victoria sponge cakes! (I put jam on a cake and squashed another cake on top)

George's attempted at 'art'

The other third of cake mixture turned out a lot better.

This photo makes them look really nice when really they aren't that great.
So we have both learned from this experience that when making marble cakes...
            • Add more pink food colouring
            • Take the cakes out the oven a lot earlier
We'll just try and give them away to siblings. 
Best bit of cake making.

Also, I thought I should mention that I did get into uni (woo!) so on the 15th September I'm moving to Lincoln to study Journalism, which is kind of scary but I'm excited too. 

And on Monday I passed my driving test! So I can finally drive the car I got for my birthday/Christmas in December. 

Sophie x

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