Ok… A baker I am not… or at least one with A LOT to learn.
Everything was going smoothly until I put the cake in the oven and then it was downhill from there…
Error 1 – make sure your cake tin is the correct size… the cake tin I used was WAY to small for the recipe so I got to watch half the cake spill over the edge and run down into the oven.
Error 2 – because of the spillage the cake took ages to cook… I am guessing because the outside of the tin was covered in spilled cake. I assumed it would take less time as the tin was smaller but it took nearly double. Can any bakers confirm this for me? either that or my oven is really slow at low heat?! I’ve not had problems before so it’s the only thing I can put it down to.
Error 3 – don’t be in too much of a hurry to turn it out as it won’t have cooled enough and you will rip half the top off.
I soldiered on a had a hell of a laugh at my efforts. My husband got a great laugh out of it.
Whatever the outcome we got a yummy cake and it’s only uphill from here right?!
Ever had a baking disaster? What are your helpful tips for a baking novice?
Can you ever stop at just one piece?