I have the dubious pleasure of representing my project team in the client's version of "The Great British Bake Off". I have been told to bring the biggest, fanciest, best cake I possibly can. After much deliberation, I settled for the Konditor and Cook "Curly Whirly" cake, which I made earlier in the year for a friend's birthday.
Unfortunately, it has just dawned on me that due to the cream cheese frosting, this is a cake that needs refrigerating. I need to get the cake to Glasgow on Monday morning, via a BA flight. Hmmm, possibly not the best choice of cake although a bit late now as I've already made it! I do feel that this competition is not on level pegging, given my offering has to travel 500 miles and hopefully come out the other side intact. The airport security people at London City had better be gentle with this!
|Ingredients all lined up|
|Mixture before the melted chocolate, sugar and milk is added|
|Mixture afterwards - the batter is very runny, but it's supposed to be like that|
|Cake just after baking. I found they needed closer to 30 - 35 minutes|
|The iced cake|
|Finished cake, complete with swirls and "Deloitte" on top|