Kaloo-Kalay, there's a delay!

Update on whats happening with Baking with the Bake Off 2019.

I am SO sorry, and also frustrated, that my videos for Baking with the Bake Off are delayed. For those of you who follow me on instagram, twitter… and basically all the social medias, you will know that I completed Week 1 technical Angel Cake Slices. Where is the video to follow? DELAYED!

The reason being my laptop, for some reason, has decided it cant download what I filmed off my phone in one go. It is taking at least 20-30 minutes to upload small parts of my “walkthrough” and the actual footage of the bake itself, while not as big, is also taking ages to transfer over.

So I am on the look out for a new way to film and upload, since my iphone has decided that it needs to make the videos very heavy on the GB.

That’s it. That is whats taking so long, sorry everyone. I promise Ill make it up to you with 5 videos in short succession.

See you soon


Colin

x

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