To those who are wondering why this has come through twice for some reason WordPress publish the original draft and not the complete posting.. Also I noticed that for some reason the picture didn’t go out to the email alerts so if there is no picture then you will probably have to go online to see!
Anyway As you were!!
TBO and I have joined a cake club The Clandestine Cake Club where they have local meetings and of course you bake a cake and take it along.. they give you a theme and you follow that… anyway the first meeting was Yesterday.. Saturday… and the theme was flowers.
Both of us were supposed to go along but as Jo couldn’t babysit I stayed at home with the boys.. so we decided that this time he would do the cake and next time I would. ~ Any way TBO’s Idea was to bake a chocolate cake with praline in the middle and then do fondant icing on the top with some roses
So after a trial run his cake was dry and the praline (which costs about £4.00 to make by the time I had bought nuts etc. for it) was gritty and tasted like candy floss with sand added. So he says he needs to find a better recipe… I suggest.. finding a chocolate cake recipe made with oil instead of butter as it’s a lot more moist…and that he used one I had as it really is good and devilish, 😈
I suggest instead of the fondant because its going to be such a moist cake to do butter cream icing.. anyway he (with my help makes up the cake by the recipe and then we divide it between two pans and cook it.. in the meantime he asks me to make the butter cream filling which I do.. the cake comes out and again I make the chocolate butter cream icing.. I suggest instead of using the rose decoration he has that it just has roses piped on the cake using the wilton no2 nozzle so Yep I do the piping on the cake.. he gets some flowers from the garden and I find some little yellow flowers I had in my cake decorating stuff.
End result looks quite good if I do say so myself… off he goes and when he comes back with pictures of all the other cakes on the table I think to myself I didn’t do a bad job there.. my suggestion on what cake to make.. my recipe with the oil… my butter cream and my piping…
Allan brings back samples from the other cakes and with the exception of the honey cake which I have to admit is delicious.. (honey? Flowers? I guess bee’s flowers honey there is some connection somewhere. Says the cake went down fantastic.. the paper came and took some pictures blah blah blah..
He tells me that he gave me full credit for all the input and the frosting etc..
Anyway he took some pics of his own of the cakes guess which is the one “HE” did
I go on the website and see this ~ Does this look like he has given me credit for my work!!
“Cakebake posted an update in the group Sittingbourne Kent
“After setting up the Sittingbourne CCC I have to say I was slightly worried, would anyone else be as interested in cake and baking as I am? Would people want to meet total strangers and talk about their cake? Maybe a few, I thought- so with that in mind I organised the first one to be held in my home. Well I am now sitting down, after coming off the sugar high I got from eating lots of slices of cake, and I still have a tin full of ‘rations’ that we shared out at the end of the afternoon!
We had flowers in cake with a delicious lavender cake by Claire, buttercream roses piped onto a very moist chocolate cake by Allan,(the best of the day) and beautifully iced cake by Desiree. We have set up our own recipe forum to share our creations, though with our next meeting a month away I plan to start practising my cake and decoration as soon as I can, the stakes were set high!
I was over whelmed by the response for our first event and am anticipating a lot of interest after we appear in KM newspaper later this week. Looking forward to seeing everyone again, and making good friends!”
Can you tell from that posting why I was so peeved…. does that look like I have been given credit for my part in the baking… Oh well Just remember Karma…
Next months meeting is my turn to bake… (Allan tells me that the theme may be vegetables ) Although I thought carrot and ginger cake everyone will probably be doing a carrot cake… So I need to put a little more thought into the idea.
Anyway I will no doubt take the opportunity to let slip that while he did weigh out some of the ingredients and turn the mixer on I was the one who did everything else and did the pipe work on the cake… I will give him credit for the flowers from the garden on the top!!