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racheyc Mon 23-Nov-15 16:04:41

im torn between Mr Kipling The Big Pink French Fancy and Waitrose Lucky Lamb.. has anyone had either/or both of these and can recommend? thanks!

AlpacaPicnic Mon 23-Nov-15 16:06:17

Buy both. Eat both - for science. then decide and buy another one of the 'winner'

Tis the only way to be sure...

TheCunnyFunt Mon 23-Nov-15 16:13:54

Agree with Alpaca. Cake is like nappies, what works for everyone else may not work for you, you need to try a few different ones before you find the perfect fit.

swisscheesetony Mon 23-Nov-15 16:15:14

Rubbish. Battenburg is the clear winner in any cake competition.

racheyc Mon 23-Nov-15 16:18:48

but I don't have time! its for dh birthday tomorrow and they both look nice but he will NOT be happy if I buy both as he hates fuss on his bday anyway. ive just heard the big fancy is a bit sickly and not like the small ones, which he loves

TheCunnyFunt Mon 23-Nov-15 16:20:14

Get lots of small ones then and make a Fancy tower!

SanityClause Mon 23-Nov-15 16:23:39

The nicest shop bought birthday cake is the M&S caterpillar. Get that one.

racheyc Mon 23-Nov-15 16:27:58

ooh I like that idea!

pilates Mon 23-Nov-15 16:29:40

I second the M & S caterpillar

NotNowBono Mon 23-Nov-15 16:29:54

French Fancies are tiny now. You could make a Ferrero-Rocher 'ambassador' style pyramid and stick candles on them.

LetThereBeCupcakes Mon 23-Nov-15 16:31:48

If you're short on time you need to buy 2 of each cake. Sample one of each. Present him with the unsampled version of the best one. Eat the other 3.

racheyc Mon 23-Nov-15 16:32:17

is the caterpillar chocolate? were more of a vanilla sponge family!

pilates Mon 23-Nov-15 16:36:11

Yes, chocolate sponge and buttercream.

TheCunnyFunt Tue 24-Nov-15 21:02:51

What did you do in the end OP?

HackerFucker22 Tue 24-Nov-15 21:33:08

For shop bought I only do m&s and I'm a vanilla sponge cake gal myself!!

Ai have recently perfected my own cake though. Delish.

frankie001 Tue 24-Nov-15 23:11:29

The lamb is lovely. Brought it for my mum for last two birthdays, so I can eat it all!

Isabeau1980 Tue 24-Nov-15 23:14:36

I love French Fancies and I have to say

Do Not Get The Big Pink French Fancy

Got one for my birthday a few years ago - big disappointment. The sponge was dry and the cream seemed as if it was put on with a razor blade.


I'd have given anything for a tardis to go back and somehow stop myself.

Patapouf Tue 24-Nov-15 23:52:24

French fancies are the devil, a giant one is the reincarnation of lucifer himself


MelcombeBingham Wed 25-Nov-15 04:58:46

How long until the puritan sugar free "only home made here what about the salt" brigade turn up?
I would eat both

abbieanders Wed 25-Nov-15 06:38:33

is the caterpillar chocolate? were more of a vanilla sponge family!

In that case, there's no help anyone can give you.

Bunbaker Wed 25-Nov-15 06:45:51

The only shop bought cakes I would buy would be M and S as well. Mr Kipling cakes are sickly and artificial tasting. I wouldn't thank anyone for bringing me one for my birthday.

racheyc Wed 25-Nov-15 09:26:11

got the lucky lamb from waitrose in the end as have heard too many bad things about the fancy! it was lovely smile

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