Cake week technical 2019

Bake off is here! It’s back on our screens and into our hearts. Every year I have baked along with the technical challenges, and this year I am doing it again.

Week 1 is cake week and the technical challenge is 6 identical Angel Cake Slices. Each layer has to be even, and flavoured as such: plain-vanilla, pink-raspberry, and yellow-lemon. Each slice must be topped with even pink and white feathering in water icing, and each layer must sandwich Italian buttercream.

How did I do? Let me know in the comments below.

Video step by step coming soon for the technical challenge, using the recipe on the Bake Off App and Website.

My thoughts on my bake? The layers were surprisingly evenly baked, the colours are lovely, feathering could be neater. The flavours were overpowered by the lemon, and my raspberry was non existent because I used some squashed strawberries as I didn’t have raspberry flavour. Oops. All in all, I’m happy with my effort. Next time I am making 3 Swiss rolls (one for each flavour and colour) and making 12-15 slices as that’s much easier than doing it the way they want on the recipe. Too many bowls and weighing and more bowls and washing up. (As you’ll see in the video)

i also made the showstopper because it was childhood birthday cake you wish you had. Check it out here

see you soon

Colin x