Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Cake Monday: May

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. When you have baked 3 cakes, you are out of the competition for 1 year.

Milkybar Cake by Katie. Last time Katie improvised for all kitchen utensils and equipment she didn't have (empty beer bottles were used to measure liquid). This time, Katie was determined to make a good cake and borrowed everything from Teresa (and a neighbour). She used a recipe off the internet, but realised as she combed the supermarket shelves for 'cake flour' that the recipe was in fact American and their terminology is quite different to ours. Thank goodness for smartphones and Google. 

Once home, she creamed the butter and sugar by hand (not sure why when she had electrical equipment available this time?) and added in a milkybar yogurt for good measure - her own addition to the recipe. The butter cream icing was also made with a melted milkybar and was used to sandwich the cake together. The icing was piped on top of the cake and a milkybar button was placed onto each piped section.

The Verdict:
The cake was liked, the only downsides generally related to how sweet it was and that it was deemed a simple cake to make. BUT, the sponge was 'light, fluffy, and moist' - so moist in fact, that it was like drinking a drink at the same time for Callum (??). The cake was well executed and quietly quite subtle compared to Katie's last glitter-adorned cake. 

Milkybar Cake Average Score: 7.75

 Next time: George. It's been a year since her last Cake Monday cake. The pressure is definitely on.

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