The children made beautiful torches and paraded around the field, and despite the intermittent rain, a jolly time was had by all. I think I must have spent at least £10.00 on the bouncy castle! On the plus side I spent £2.00 on the tombolla and won two bottles of wine, Yeah!
We were all asked to make cakes and as well as my chocolately choclate cupcakes, which I posted yesterday , I decided to make a Stadium Cake. The tin had been an impulse buy several years ago, and has since sat languishing amoungst my other Bundt tins, (my sons are really to old for football parties!)
So the Olympics seemed a great opportunity to give it an airing and bake a cake! I used my old reliable Victoria Sponge mixture, with 3 eggs. It was the perfect sized cake mixture for this tin.
It was tricky to photograph the cake but I am quite pleased with the results. What do you think?
I am, of course, entering the cake into Karen (Lavender and Lovage) and Kate (What Kate Baked)'s wonderful TEA TIME TREATS, which this month is :
Cake Stall Cakes
,and is hosted by our lovely Karen. If you haven't discovered this wonderful blogging challenge you can find all the details if you follow this link, here, and have a chance to look back at past challenges.
|The Golden Stadium|
|My daughter armed with brush and cake release, making|
sure she gets into all the nooks and crannies
|I tried to leave a dip in the middle to ensure an even rise|
|Not too bad|
|The moment of truth, would it come out in one piece?|
|I felt the cake would be too tricky to ice, so decided to spray|
it with edible gold spray I practised on a madeleine first,
too see whether it would work
|And a sprinkle of edible glitter to finish it off!|
|It's more diffiicult to see the effect on the cake|
|But it did work|
|I covered a cake board with green icing (and glitter)|
|Popped the cake on|
|And added a few flags (somewhere I have a stack of|
lovely flags left over from the Jubilee, which would
have been perfect, I'll probably find them at Halloween!)
|Sorry, slightly lopsided cake!|
Now I'm off to start part one of my Random Recipes! I'll photograph my cookery books, I do hope Dom thinks I have enough!
Look in later in the week, when I've composed my post, and in mid July I'll have a second post featuring my French/Seafood Books, which await me in Brittany!