I won't post the recipe as I have seen it on many blogs (here's one with particularly lovely decorations: Laura Loves Cakes), but I followed it to the letter, determined not to mess it up this time. I even tried to swirl the buttercream on with a palette knife, a technique that I have really struggled with before for some reason. And I am please to report that....IT WORKED IT ALL WORKED!
I even liked the cakes myself! The Earl Grey flavour definitely came through, I think in the buttercream more so than the cake itself. I've made these again during my Jubilee baking frenzy (likely to be posted months after the event!) and they were just as good, so these definitely weren't a fluke!
I was so confident about my new Hummingbird skills that I baked another recipe for the Chester Clandestine Cake Club, the theme of which was 'Sugar and Spice and all things nice.' The Cardamom loaf in the Cake Days book had caught my eye so I thought it would be perfect, plus I didn't have much time to make it so this no fuss loaf cake was convenient aswell.
|Picture stolen from Nic, full set here!|
|Would you like rice, chips or half and half with that?|
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