Yesterday I baked some cakes!
I had been given a double-colour icing nozzle as a present and I wanted to try it out. This batch of cakes showed me that I definitely need a bit more practise using it! I decided to take inspiration from this website, although I didn’t follow their recipe because I didn’t have all the ingredients.
Here’s my recipe:
250g (8oz) caster sugar
250g (8oz) self raising flour
250g (8oz) unsalted butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 Packets of Oreos
The icing is just standard buttercream made with unsalted butter, icing sugar and a little bit of milk.
Ideally I really wanted the mini oreos, but alas, my local Budgens only stocked the big ones. I also didn’t have enough mini cake cases to fill my NEW mini cake tray (a present from my mum awh) so I just greased it up with butter and hoped for the best. I twisted a few oreos apart and placed broken up pieces of the sides with cream at the bottom of tin. The cake mixture is dead easy to make, it’s just an all-in-one mix, so you just chuck everything in and mix it up. Sadly though, this was the day my hand blender packed in so I had to do it manually instead. Booo. I crushed up the other halves of the oreos in a sandwich bag and then mixed them into the batter too.
I had quite a lot of cake mix so I made six normal sized cupcakes too, also with half an oreo at the bottom – but I didn't break them up this time as they fit in whole. The little cakes only took about 10 mins to cook at 180 degrees because they're only tiny, while the larger cakes took 20-25 mins. Obviously, it’s best to keep a close eye on them.
Next up, my new nozzle came in. I just used a standard star-shaped nozzle. To finish off I placed broken up oreos on top as decoration!
I would suggest using cake cases for all the cakes as the oreos at the bottom of the little cakes didn’t stick to the cakes as firmly as I would have liked – a cake case would keep everything intact. They’re really nice but VERY sweet and sickly!
I’m off to London today to see the Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival, so hopefully I’ll be able to get a few good pictures to put up here!