A Rose Flavoured Cake for My Flower of a Mum.
I’m not going to start this post by waxing lyrically about my mum. Suffice it to say that she is an amazing mother, grandmother, friend and all round good egg. I love her more than cake.
My mum and I are united in our appreciation of floral flavours. We both get pretty excited at a box of rose and violet creams and so I wanted to bake her a cake for birthday with a pinkily rose taste.
Luckily enough, my favourite cake book has just such an offering.
So here we go with yet another Hummingbird Bakery cake.
I whipped up a plain sponge and added rose water and some pink food colouring to the wet ingredients before adding them to the dry mixture
After adding the wet ingredients to the dry I added a couple more drops of pink food colouring and poured the batter into two 8 inch tins.
So, I baked the cakes for 25 minutes and after testing they seemed to be cooked.
So what went wrong? Sadly I haven’t the tiniest clue.
We’re now into damage limitation and this disaster is going to need some serious buttercream icing, the problem being that Mum is not the greatest fan of icing and sweet sweet cakes, so I’m somewhat limited.
I made a small batch of buttercream adding some more rose water to compliment the cake and also added some pink food colouring…
and tried desperately to salvage the birthday cake.
I slathered one of the cakes with one third of the icing…
before getting on with icing the whole cake and decorating with sugar paste flowers
We sang Happy Birthday and sliced the thing up.
So there you are – It tasted OK, but I wouldn’t rush to bake it again to be honest…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM!
enjoy your cake
Posted on 12/12/2011, in Cooking and tagged Buttercream Icing, Cake Disaster, disaster, food colouring, hummingbird bakery, Rose, rose and violet creams, Rose Cake, sweet cakes. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.