Monday, 9 September 2013

Cake Monday 9th September

We race (electronically) and the loser has to bake a cake to feed the office. 
Why? because we like cake.
Who? everyone in the office. No one gets out of it.
When? 1st Monday of the month.
The rules: you make the cake yourself, without any help. You can't 'repeat' a cake. Your cake will be judged on presentation, difficulty and taste, and marked out of 10 by each colleague.

'Jamie's Fabulous Fruit Cake Mark 1'. This is Jamie's first submission to Cake Monday and we got the impression not all went to plan. The fruit cake was packed full of fruit and almonds and a lot of work had gone into the making of this cake. Eggs were separated and whisked and the dried fruit had to be chopped by hand (really?). However, 2 principles of fruit cake were ignored; soaking the fruit the night before & adjusting his oven temperature setting for a fan oven. We've seen this oven error before with Jess's cakes and with similar outcome: a dry & slightly burnt cake. 

The Verdict: The flavours were there and it tasted okay. It sounded a difficult & time-consuming cake to make & it was a good first entry to the competition. Sadly, its consistency was more of a rock cake than a fruit cake, and no one likes that chopped candied orange peel you get in fruit cakes.

'Jamie's Fabulous Fruit Cake Mark 1' Average Score: 5.7

Next time: Ellie's up with her first cake. 

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