So I made a mud cake on saturday, didnt come out so great but after i cut the top off and the sides it was actually quite a nice cake. but I don't really need to worry about the mud cake at the moment.
So today I thought i would try a chocolate sponge from a mix I got at a baking store (it's their own brand...) just to see what it would turn out like because i also got a vanilla sponge mix that I was thinking of using for a cake this weekend. So just made the choc sponge. I only have 3 pans, a 6", 8" and a 9". the 6 and the 9 are 3" deep and the 8 is 4" deep. I got these deep pans because i want to start making cakes that are just made in one pan. so I can chop the top of, split into layers and then I'm sorted. Plus the oven isn't very big...
It's quite difficult writing this and trying to include all the different bits! Basically I've just moved to South africa from London. Been here 4 months. Only have my decorating stuff, no baking equipment so I had to buy my 3 tins and also got treated to a new Kenwood stand mixer!!
So anyway, I've been trying to sift through the billions of recipes on the internet and it's just driving me mad.
I don't understand what the problem is, perhaps the oven? which is in pretty bad shape. The new pans? I haven't used shiny aluminium pans before. The batter? ahhhh i don't know! I used a rose nail for the sponge i made today which was meant for 2 sandwich pans but i dumped it all into my deep 8".
Somehow I need to find a nice vanilla sponge or pound cake for this weekend that I can bake in a single deep pan and will hold up underneath fondant and a gumpaste figurine.
I'm not taking orders until June so I just need to get through this weekend and then I can start sorting out all the other stuff!