Saturday, 24 August 2013

Read All About It! Cakeyboi hits the press, Capt. Cakeman returns and week one of GBBO!


If you don’t follow Cakeyboi on Facebook or Twitter you might have missed the fact that recently I was mentioned in my local press. Thanks to coming runner-up in the Renshaw Royal Baby Cake Competition, I made the news, in both the Dundee Courier and Arbroath Herald! Pop over and have a look at my 15 minutes of (local) fame…

Captain Cakeman is back to answer your questions...


Pauline, I think I might know what is going wrong here! I too had trouble with sloppy cream cheese frosting, until I realised I needed to use full-fat cream cheese ALWAYS! You need the fat content in the cream cheese to make the frosting more stable. Light cream cheese and you get a runny consistency. This is one area where you really can’t substitute something a wee bit healthier! I hope this has solved your issue Pauline. If not get back in touch and let me know!

And finally - Great British Bake Off, Week 1, Thought of the Week:
Sue Perkins announces and I quote ‘This year’s judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry’. This year’s? Do they know something we don’t?....

8 comments:

  1. Thank goodness for Captain Cakeman, as you may know I substitute a lot of ingedients for free from versions and can confirm that Lactofree cream cheese, though delicious, doesn't work for this!

    Congrats on your 15 minutes of fame too x

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    1. Thanks Lisa - good to know even Lactofree can't offer any help in this recipe!

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  2. Congratulations!! That royal baby cake looks stunning.

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    1. Thank you - and I always say - I'm not a cake decorator too!

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  3. Very good tip on the cream cheese frosting, I have realised that full fat is always better too! I hope they don't change the judges next year, it wouldn't be the same without Mary and Paul!

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    1. Yes, no skinny servings of cream cheese frosting Kat! Mixed feelings about the judges it seems...

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  4. Who's to say it will only be 15 minutes of fame...this could be the start of world domination!

    Personally, I'm rather hoping they do change the judges...I've never fallen for the 'charms' of Mr H!

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    1. World domination - haha! Thanks CC.
      So you are a no to the charms of the Silver Fox?!

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