This week on the show saw them attempt sandwich cakes, angel food cake and a chocolate show stopper. I had plans to attempt a banana sandwich cake with a whipped cream and caramel filling. Almost like a banoffee pie but in cake. However this weekend was also my birthday. On Wednesday evening my husband announces (who has baked a total of 3 times before!) he really wants to bake me a cake for my 30th. He spent the evenings pouring over my various cookbooks, making his list, checking the kitchen. Then Friday night he picked up his ingredients and started baking (at 10pm! He got in late) I gave him one proviso. The kitchen must look like a bombs hit it in the morning!!!
He decided to make a 3 layer chess cake from the gbbo showstopper book. Except the vanilla sponge he made it a peanut butter sponge, with chocolate sponge. He piped!!! the two batters into the tins in circles to create the two toned sponge.
His choice of filling white chocolate ganache (we had a slight not setting issue but it still tasted yum!) followed by icing in chocolate buttercream, stopped with chocolate ganache and sprayed silver chocolate drops arranged into a 30!! Before giving the cake a silver lustre spray.
And the inside! Looked amazing too.
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