It's my daughter's first birthday on Sunday, but for various reasons, including travel, I will need to bake her cake on Friday night. I am looking for a great cake recipe that: * Won't go stale between Friday night and Sunday afternoon * Suits young children (ie, not too rich) * Easy to decorate (we are doing a pig cake) * and suits a very amateur baker (me)
You can make it but Asda's own or the Dr Oetker stuff in the supermarket are both very easy to use.
Fondant is ready to roll icing and is also known as sugarpaste.
Maureen, do you really get the same results from bunging it all in a bowl together? Do you promise? And do you add extra baking powder? I can not get Delia's all-in-one recipe to work despite the fact it's supposed to be idiot proof so I do the long way. I'd like to cut down on the time it takes me to bake though.
I promise, promise, promise! And no, I don't add extra baking powder. It could be my oven that helps it along, but tbh, I haven't always had this particular oven. I may be just lucky. I have been known to make a cake or two though. There's some on my profile I think...