Thursday, 24 September 2009

Well I started my cake course last night, it was due to start a 7 but there was no sign of the tutor, Brenda and when someone went to ring her, we were told that she was told it started next week and was sat at home eating her tea, watching Emmerdale!! When she arrived she was about an hour late and full of apologies, so she made the decision to extend the course by a week and to start properly next week, oh well never mind!
We were given a list of things we will be doing from week to week so I am looking forward to getting started properly!

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Dennis' Carrot Cake.

My friend, Mel, asked me if I would make her dad, Dennis, a carrot cake for him to take away when he goes on a fishing trip and here it is!
I have made a two tier carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting, chopped walnuts around the side and little carrots, made from icing, for decoration.
This is the first time I have used this recipe, so I used some of the cake mix to make a couple of cupcakes, so then I could have a taste and they were delicious. The recipe asked for chopped tinned pineapple to be added to the cake mix and I was unsure as I have never used this in a carrot cake before but it definitely made a difference, as the cake was very moist.
Dennis leaves for his fishing trip tomorrow and I hope Dennis and his friends enjoy the cake and I hope that it makes it there in one piece! Fingers crossed it will!

Thursday, 3 September 2009

On the 23rd September I start a 6 week Basic Cake Decorating course for beginners at Myerscough College. I am doing the course with my mum and we are both really looking forward to it! I will post updates of how the course is going.