12 hours of baking, 3 hours of eating and one very long day! Yesterday saw my first ever charity bake sale, and boy was it a good one!
Vanilla and Chocolate cupcakes
Lemon poppyseed loaf
Giant Red Velvet Cupcake
Choc Chip Shortbread
The whole spread!
I made Blueberry Bundt cake, chocolate, vanilla and guinness cupcakes, chocolate chip shortbread, red velvet giant cupcake, lemon poppyseed loaf cake, dairy and gluten free peanut butter caramel cookies, and brownies! I also had lots of help, with carrot cake, victoria sponge, cheesecake, teacakes, jam tarts, lemon meringue and cookies donated!
Thanks to everyone who came and raised over £200 for a great cause!
A very happy customer (boyfriend!)
Have you ever seen a cake piano? Nope? Well, there’s a first time for everything!
We used a Makey Makey kit at work to make a cake piano. The cake was delicious and the sounds were hilarious! I just love how this shows were tech and innovation is leading us… and it’s getting us there with cake!
Take a look at out first attempt: https://vine.co/v/blvqTprU0lP
And a few more: vine.co/v/blvbui3ZlgK vine.co/v/blvhFlXqhHK
Music is slightly confusing to me though, so I left it to the professionals… So here’s the very yummy cake I made to create the Cakey Makey Piano:
- 200g unsalted butter , plus extra for the tin
- 150g white chocolate , roughly chopped
- 300g light muscovado sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 200g plain flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 125g raspberries
- Cadburys Dairy milk (optional – for piano keys!)
- Preheat oven to 180C and line a brownie pan with baking parchment.
- Brown the butter in a saucepan, cooking on a medium heat until the butter turns a golden colour, approx 5 mins.
- Cool the butter until lukewarm, then add half the white chocolate and stir to melt.
- Whisk the muscovado sugar and eggs together until thick and pale, this only took a minute in my Ken wood.
- Sift in the flour, and add the cooled butter mixture and vanilla. Mix until well combined. Add in the raspberries and rest of white choc and stir.
- Pour into tin and bake until golden brown, approx 35-40 mins.
- Cool then cut into squares.
- I pressed lines of chocolate into it whilst it was hot to create the piano-key effect!
We connected the cake (which I cut into keys) to the makey makey machine to make some sweet music! (And the cake tasted good too!)
I hope this puts you in the weekend spirit 🙂