Baking and cooking has taken a backseat and it has started to show with a few failed recipes within a week.
Nonetheless, I thought I'd share some photos and tips from the train themed cake I made for Elliot's 2nd.
The cake was a two-tiered chocolate fudge cake with the recipe in a previous post.
Icing was the chocolate fudge icing in the same post and vanilla icing from this post.
Colouring took time to perfect and experiment with. Adding a little colour and then adjusting the consistency with icing sugar or butter.
This cake was solid enough that dowels were not necessary.
The fun part? Icing and decorating. And it tasted just so good!
I chose the colours based on a train Elliot had and just put some scotch tape on the wheels to keep them as clean as possible.
The clouds were made out of rolled fondant and dusted with icing sugar.
So far so good and I have been thoroughly enjoying myself. Can't believe I've been nursing for almost 5 years! If I'd stayed in the hospital I would have been a Senior Staff Nurse. Boy, oh boy.
Anyway, I do have two more recipes to share following this…
Eve's pudding (an extra on apple sponge), and easy pasta for large gatherings.
p.s. here're some photos from my time in walking on the South Downs Way. More photos can be found here.