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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Mostly Making Cakes



Captain Barnacles - Octonaut Cake

for the last few days i made chocolate cakes for J's birthday, not one, not two but three of them! why you ask. well firstly i had to test one; you just never know and as we have no measurements on our inherited oven i never know what temp i am cooking at. the second one was because the first one was so good and the third was because i panicked that i needed more height on the big Octonaut birthday cake. the recipe - much complimented - thanks guys- is the easiest ever and is from Nigella Lawson's How to Cook. i point you to another blogger who already wrote it all out for me or go buy Nigella's books. they are pretty much failsafe esp when it comes to cakes! http://anemptystomachisthebestcook.blogspot.com/2008/11/chocolate-birthday-cake.html
here is the finished Captain Barnacles Cake and i'll soon be making cake number four as Stokie Blokie said he didn't get any -oops. however i am categorically NOT icing another Barnacles cake ever again....


cake no 1


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