Please visit me:
I normally try to blog on Wednesdays and at the weekend, but this demanded so much attention that I didn’t get around to Wednesday! In fact, just WHERE did Wednesday go??!!
Wednesday was baking evening. Three 8″ layers of luscious lemon cake. I used the basic madeira cake recipe here and added lemon zest. When they had cooled, I prodded and poked the cake, pouring lemon syrup (home-made, of course) into the holes.
Thursday night was dedicated to icing the board and buttercreaming the cake so that it was PERFECT. 6 hours later…. first crumb coat done! Thursday was also the day half of my class went home sick. So I was expecting to be sick at some point the following day.
Genius! Immune system a-go-go.
It went into the freezer for 30 minutes, then the second coat was applied so that it was perfectly smooth.
Use this tutorial – she’s fantastic!!
On Friday night, I covered the cake with white fondant. The fondant needed to be 4mm thick and no more to try and get those sharp edges.
That was left to dry overnight.
CUE a visit to a poorly relative in hospital and then, upon our return home, MUSIC NIGHT and a bottle of fizzy rose! Well, what else on a beautiful summers day! (We’ve had nearly three summer days here up Norf so far – IMAGINE THAT!)
Saturday morning = 2 paracetamol.
Saturday, later on that morning = Making the lilies and adding ribbon to the cake.
Still loved it though!
I bet you can see all the imperfections!!! TOO CLOSE! Feel free to circle them.
Before I sign off, some random things:
1) The fog horn is going off here, loud and proud.
2) Obviously, it’s well foggy, but warm. The pier has been stolen.
3) Can’t wait for tea – olives, bread, marinated ginger and sundried tomatoes and posh bread. Oh my.
4) I need to go and persuade D that we need another kitten.
6) We’ve got tickets to see Fields of the Nephilim in Leeds. I think they really are vampyres… mwahahahahaha.