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Help!!! Used plain rather than self-raising flour for DS's birthday cake!

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mosaica Fri 05-Oct-12 08:44:00

The cake is already in the oven. The recipe tells you to use self-raising flour plus some baking powder, so there is some baking powder in the mixture plus eggs. It has risen a bit, but will it still be edible?

This is going to be a pirate ship cake, by the way, so once it's cold I'll cut it to shape, ice it and so on. This is very stressful as it's the first time I make such a thing, I had a trial run with shop-bought sponge bases and they were ok for practice but had a icky taste. My little boy won't hear about buying a cake for his birthday - so I'd rather avoid that. The party is tomorrow...


Bunbaker Fri 05-Oct-12 08:45:58

It will taste fine. If you are cutting it up and icing it no-one will know the difference. I agree that shop bought cakes taste too synthetic and have a horrible texture.

cuteable Fri 05-Oct-12 13:00:11

It will still be edible and taste the same. The only issue would be if it rises enough to get a good shape... I hope it turned out ok!

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