Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Word Wednesday: Cake

i like cake.

in fact I like it a lot.

I like all sorts of cakes: coffee and walnut, chocolate, caramel, jam sponges, fairy cakes, muffins, carrot cake, lemon cake...... All of them except fruit cake and even then I like some fruit cakes....

But I can't make them. I have tried many times in the past to make cakes. They generally seem to come out of the oven with the thickness and consistency of a biscuit. F's mother is a prize winning baker and I am more than a little jealous of this skill.

I am not sure if it is the cake I love the best or the icing. I love all things sweet and sugary.

I added my desire to make a passable cake to my 101 things list. Specifically i would like to make F a birthday cake. Not just any birthday cake but a decent birthday cake with the consistency of a cake and not of a biscuit.

I have two weeks...

This time round anyway....

Wish me luck...


  1. I'm not much good at cakes either...I always blame it on my oven...:)

  2. I am sooo glad I am not alone! *laugh*

  3. lol... i dont like fruit cake either & couldnt bake cakes either til recently! Found an easy way... just use your fingers to rub in self raising flour, baking powder, sugar, & marg like a crumble mix (whatever quantities recipie says). Beat up egg with a bit of milk.. Then stir in... into tin/cases & cook! Its never failed unless i forget the time!- see if it works for you

  4. Thanks Suzi! I will try that!