You may think I'm doing a little cheat for this week only baking a vanilla cake but I wanted to blow my own trumpet, I hope you don't mind? This was the first time I've tweaked and played around with a recipe. I used the vanilla cake recipe from Jo Wheatley's book and I must say that once again the instructions and bake was superb.
From here I used Peggy Porschen's method of making a sugar syrup and coating whilst cooling in the tins, let cool and wrap in clingfilm overnight. This helps in keeping the cake moist once buttercreamed and I must admit you would of thought it had just been baked it was scrummylicious.
From here I used Mary Berry's buttercream recipe, good ol' Mary, comes up trumps yet again, it was a light and fluffy texture, easy to spread and tasted just right not being too sweet.
Ken certainly went through his paces this weekend as I creamed the butter and icing for the covering for over 10 mintues on a slow speed and obviously patience makes perfect.
My lesson learned this week - You can do it, you can bake a really really good vanilla birthday cake, whoop whoop way to go Lyn. There, that's my trumpet blown! :-)
Have a fab Friday.