This is the first time I have ever been asked to make a cake for anyone. Yes, I have made cakes for family before but it has always been as a present from me. So when a friend asked me if I would be willing to bake a range of British cakes for her I was flattered (and nervous!).
After meeting and agreeing on the selection I would bake, I went to the supermarket and probably had the most unhealthy looking shopping trolley…ever! So on Sunday I put on my apron and turned on my little oven, in my very little kitchen. 7 hours, 23 eggs, 2.5kg butter, 1.8kg flour and 1.5kg sugar later, I was finished!
I made 2 victoria sponge cakes, 10 gluten free cupcakes, 20 vanilla cupcakes, 30 chocolate cupcakes and 50 mini fruit scones! I actually really enjoyed the experience, the only parts I found stressful were making the gluten free cupcakes and transporting everything to my friend in my Mini!
Everything went down really well, the only thing we had left over were a few scones! Trying to explain to Germans what a scone is like turned out to be rather difficult… I resorted to “somewhere between a cake and biscuit!”.
Doing this project has really inspired me to continue with my baking and to keep improving, I am looking forward to my next project, what ever that may be! If you are interested in the recipes I used, I will list them at the bottom! Two of them are recipes from this blog!
I hope you are having a good week.
List of recipes used
Victoria Sponge Cake – Lucya Bakes
Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream – Lucya Bakes
Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream – Cupcake Jemma
Fruit Scones – Jamie Oliver