Do you remember that I made this cake recently? I said in my blog that I was going to freeze it to take to Basildon Park for the volunteers in December.
Well, wouldn't you know it, the darned cake was too wide for my very narrow freezer - tall, but narrow! So, it was eaten, all gone, gobbled up. So I needed to make another one!
Then, I saw these amazing cupcakes that my wonderful and very creative friend Janet made. Go and have a look, you will be amazed! As you will see if you have a peek at Janet's cakes, they contain a blue snowflake of cake. How clever is she.
So, I got to thinking, I need to make another cake for the volunteers, and I could put a ring of blue stars all the way around inside the wreath cake. Janet assured me that it would work, so I set to.
I baked these three blue cakes first.
Then I tried to cut out the stars. Big mistake, crumbs flying all over the place. I had baked the cakes to "done", but they still needed to be a bit "rare". No stars. I decided to cut the blue cake into cubes (ice cubes!) and put those into the wreath cake.
(I know it looks a bit green here, but it looked a lot bluer in person!)
So, I made the plain vanilla cake mix, poured it into the tin added the blue cubes - which would not sink no matter how much I poked them. I tried my finger (clean of course!), a spoon, a skewer, nope, they floated to the top. Oh well! I guess that ice bergs float.
I baked the cake, and it wasn't quite as nice as the first one I made, but not too shabby, especially considering some of the thoughts that had been going through my head about this cake.
I took it into Basildon Park after adding a liberal dose of icing sugar sifted over the top. Voila, one "Ice Chunk Vanilla Wreath Cake"!!
At the appropriate time, I cut the cake! It went down well, although required lots of explanation as to how the blue had gotten into the cake. I was quite pleased.
Until people started telling me how amazed they were with the green bits in the cake. Green. Green. I put loads of blue food colouring into that cake. It was blue I say. Blue, not green! Perhaps all the food colouring made their eyes go funny. I see blue, not green.
What do you think! Please say blue......
p.s. next week is chocolate yule log cake - which will have no chunks or squares or anything in it, other than chocolate cake, possibly with a few choc chips thrown in for good measure.