The London Fox loves to cook, but hates baking. There is nothing skillful about baking: one is at the mercy of his equipment which makes the results too variable for the Fox’s liking. Don’t get him wrong, he still likes a good cake.
It was the day of the Northern Hog’s birthday, and to show my gratitude for her companionship I decided to bake her something.
One of my favourite blogs, aptly titled the Londoner has some great recipes usually, but her Double Stuffed Oreo cake recipe (here) really caught my eye. Mainly because it looks hugely impressive and didn’t seem too challenging. How wrong I was about the latter…
Tools at the ready
I have to confess: I don’t get baking. Girls seem to do it so effortlessly, mixing and beating while humming the Sound of Music soundtrack (or something), leaving not a hint of a trace of flour and sugar on work surfaces. In contrast, my efforts were definitely evident: the kitchen was covered with everything that went into the cake. Plus my sweat.
Anyway here are the results. Don’t judge a book by its cover