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To not understand this latest baking trend?

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scotx Sat 02-Mar-19 18:16:26

I love a bit of home baking and follow a lot of cake makers etc. on instagram. I can't understand this latest trend of putting chocolate bars, sweets and biscuits out of a packet on homemade bakes especially from people who are then selling them to the public as a business. So they're making say a chocolate chip cookie or a brownie and then sticking a Jaffa cake or a jammie dodger on it! I understand say maltesers to decorate a cake or a rocky road made with broken up chocolate bars but what's the point of buying home made and half of what you're paying for is a biscuit out of a packet.

Nothingunpleasant Sun 03-Mar-19 01:40:34

Switsy That’s just horrendous, even more so as custard cream filling tastes like sweet lard...

INeedToGetHealthy Sun 03-Mar-19 01:30:43

..... And this is why I've retired from my cake baking business.

dementedma Sat 02-Mar-19 21:20:41

I bought what I thought were hot cross buns only to find they were choc chip and caramel "hot cross buns". Abomination! They are vile.

Bringbackthestripes Sat 02-Mar-19 21:13:23

The all look “amazeballs” for insta ....but....
That custard cream thing-I counted 6 actual custard creams in a slice plus the sickening slop they spilt into the gap and over the top so only 1200 cals or so -blerg -just wondering what sort of person you would have to be to, not only think that was a good idea in the first place, but to pay for something like that?! And what sort of friends would you have if they all pretended that was an amazing cake...?!

StrawberrySquash Sat 02-Mar-19 21:04:13

The custard cream cake looks like a lot of work for an easy cheat cake!

WhoWants2Know Sat 02-Mar-19 21:00:02

There are some ok dessert mashups out there. Like bread and butter pudding made from pain au chocolate. Or waffles soaked and layered into a trifle/tiramisu type thing

Housewife2010 Sat 02-Mar-19 20:51:36

I would only eat a custard cream if it was the only biscuit in the house and I was desperate for something sweet ( I think of it on a level with Nice biscuits and slightly below Malted Milks and Bourbon Creams). The custard cream cake looks lovely until it is sliced and the sheer Custard Cream dullness is exposed.

burritofan Sat 02-Mar-19 20:40:35

A friend had one of these type cakes for her 30th. The grimmest thing I've ever had in my mouth.

Fontella Sat 02-Mar-19 20:24:07

This is a new one on me, but I must admit when the kids were little and I was really skint, I used to make my own 'crunchy chocolate' ice cream.

Id' buy a big tub of own brand Vanilla and stir in a packet of smashed up cheap own brand Bourbon biscuits.

It went down a treat.

BumbleBeee69 Sat 02-Mar-19 20:18:15

for me it's Victoria sponge or zilcho grin

Birdsgottafly Sat 02-Mar-19 20:13:18

There's a cake maker that I use that does proper brownies.

We get a mix of ferrero rocher and some chocolate orange, both with the chocolates on top. We love them.

It adds a dimension, as was once probably done with different breads/naans and adding fruit etc to things like scones.

I personally don't like spice in anything baked, so no hot cross buns, but I wouldn't critise those that do.

StealthPolarBear Sat 02-Mar-19 20:06:51

What next? Hot chocolate with a Mars bar spoon? Cheese on toast with a block of Stilton sticking up in the middle?

Whatsername7 Sat 02-Mar-19 20:03:54

That custard cream thing looks horrible. Freak shakes are wrong! Drinking calories is a waste unless its wine!

cheminotte Sat 02-Mar-19 20:02:44

Yanbu. I know cakes aren’t exactly healthy but it just feels like unnecessary extra calories. I like brownies, it doesn’t need a mars bar in the middle.

MilkTrayLimeBarrel Sat 02-Mar-19 20:00:29

Can't beat a proper home made Victoria sponge with jam and cream!

CatCoriander Sat 02-Mar-19 19:57:48

Showing my age here but I remember forty years ago the height of sophistication was a dessert made by dipping ginger biscuits into sherry, then sticking them together with whipped cream to form a log, and then covering the whole thing in cream. Overnight in the fridge and it was a very gooey, boozy, gingery pudding.

averystrangeweek Sat 02-Mar-19 19:55:19

Chocolate fingers round the side, fine. Matchmakers ditto. Chocolate buttons, smarties or maltesers scattered on the top, or a few other little sweets, lovely. Grated chocolate orange or Aero, fab. Cadburys mini eggs are essential if you are making chocolate nests.

Great lumps of other stuff or whole biscuits jammed in... no.

OlennasWimple Sat 02-Mar-19 19:54:26

Chocolate fingers (or even Kitkat fingers) get a pass from me too, when used as edging

But not when used in place of an actual cake (like the custard cream thingy in the video) or as compensation for poor decorating skills (plonking an Oreo on top of a cupcake)

Yabbers Sat 02-Mar-19 19:42:04

I’ll give a pass for the chocolate fingers thing. But the whole confectionary cake is just ridiculous. However DD loved the custard cream thing!

longtimelurkerhelen Sat 02-Mar-19 19:40:18

@Switsy

As much as I love a custard cream, that looks nasty, I would be expecting a lovely cake and would feel cheated.

Also why ruin any cake with Oreo's? They are awful, rock hard and no flavour.

Badcat666 Sat 02-Mar-19 19:38:48

How am I meant to dunk a bloody custard cream cake into my cuppa?!!

This makes my eye twitch. I'm not the best at combining weird things to make a meal but a hard biccie or choc bar should not be put on cakes.

Its like that idea of sticking kit kats round the edge! noooo.. cakes are soooooooft.... cakes are eaten with a fork/ spoon/ hands. kit kat is hard... If I have to dismantle a cake to eat it I don't want it.

Just give me a slice of gooey choc cake and a kit kat separately ta very much.

And don't get me started with hard sweets inside a cake. Are you trying to break my teeth and deprive me of inside cake goodness?!

eurochick Sat 02-Mar-19 19:37:02

It's like they are trying to see how many calories they can fit into a single product. Too sickly for me.

Switsy Sat 02-Mar-19 19:31:27

I think chocolate fingers are an exception, and certainly cheaper than buying those chocolate cigarellos that you see in proper patisseries. That cake looks lovely.

YourEggnogIsBetterThanMine Sat 02-Mar-19 19:30:20

It's completely unnecessary and ruins cake. Cake is cake. It's lovely as it is. Leave cake alone.

Similarly, wtf is with Freak Shakes? A milkshaked topped with biscuits, sweets, candyfloss and a bloody doughnut!!

Switsy Sat 02-Mar-19 19:29:36

Absolute cunts

grin

I'm in full agreement, @RiddleyW

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