I am a little late with posting the cake that I made for the volunteers at Basildon Park last week, but here are some pictures so you get the idea!
No tricks with the cake last week, although I did add in a dose of chocolate chips to the cake mix!
The tin was great as it did all the hard work, but boy did it take a looooong time to cook the cake, 55 minutes in the end. I was worried that it would be hard and burnt on the outside by the time it had cooked, but it was fine. So I was quite relieved about that.
I was asked how I transported the cake. I don't have a container large enough to put such a big cake in, so I put the cardboard base onto a baking tray for stability, then I poke cocktail sticks about a third of the their length into the cake, top with cling film and voila! One sputnik.... I place the whole thing in the boot of my car on a rubber mat and it seems to travel quite well.