I am learning to bake! Yesterday I made a cake. Technically I cheated as it was a packet mix but I need all the practice I can get!
Loved the idea of strawberry cake! Plus the cake mix was all weighed out which made it much easier for a novice like me. I set the oven and put on a pretty apron and got to work!
The mixture turned a lovely pink colour when the water, oil and eggs were added. Lots and lots of mixing later all the lumps were gone! I wanted to do it properly so I used a wooden spoon rather than an electric mixer. Wow! My arms ached!
Next I poured the mixture into two greased cake tins - very carefully so not to spill any of the mixture. They weren't exactly equal but it was pretty close.
As I was doing the baking I got to lick the bowl! It made me feel so young!
The shelves in the oven were a little too close together and I didn't realise how much the cakes would rise so one got a little ...... damaged!
I spread the frosting on the cake and had my second issue! As I was spreading it on the damaged cake bits of the cake stuck to the frosting so it got a bit messy as I kept trying to stick the cake back down. Fortunately the top of the cake went far better!
The finished cake complete with pink sprinkles! It was a lovely bright pink colour inside and was so light and fluffy! I really enjoy baking and I think I will love it more and more the better at it I get.