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honeybehappy Fri 11-Jul-08 08:52:03


My and dp are making dd2 a cake for her first birthday party tomorrow.

We have never made a cake before.

SIL said she saw this mornng chef Phil Vickery make one last week and it looked fab.
It was a sponge cake with butter icing and he put sweets and choc buttons all over it.

Does anyone know how i can fnd this recipe?

I have looked on the this mornings website but can't find it.

MelT76 Fri 11-Jul-08 17:36:03

Not sure but I think this might be the one you are after

Slubberdegullion Fri 11-Jul-08 17:45:45

For a basic, all in one sponge recipe use Mars Lady's LDC recipebut substitute the lemons/lemon rind for half a teaspoon of vanilla essence.

Melted chocolate on the top plus smarties will always be a crowd pleaser.

MarsLady Fri 11-Jul-08 17:48:19

And if you want the chocolate to set nice and smoothly add a dollop of oil to the melted chocolate before pouring it on!grin

(oh and you can reduce the quantities to make a small cake.. 6,6,6 and 3. 4,4,4 and 2 grin)

cocolepew Fri 11-Jul-08 17:49:32

Where did the receipe page come from ? shock

Slubberdegullion Fri 11-Jul-08 17:52:03

scroll down a bit for buttercream icing. I always add a couple of tablespoons of milk in too. Makes it easier to spread.

Ohhh look Mars is here. Mars knows sponge.

Slubberdegullion Fri 11-Jul-08 17:52:56

coco it's been here for ages. have you been living in a mn cave?

MarsLady Fri 11-Jul-08 18:10:09

I always add baking powder to my sponges (and milk). Makes them lighter grin

cocolepew Fri 11-Jul-08 18:38:12

But how do you get to it?

<<stupid emoticon>>

Slubberdegullion Fri 11-Jul-08 18:40:10

up, up. look up at the top in the azure blue section up there.


Collision Fri 11-Jul-08 18:40:56

I made a strawberry, cream and jam sponge this afternoon and used

4oz butter
4oz sugar
2 eggs
4oz SR flour
and a pinch of baking powder

DELISH and has now all gone.

Decorate with smarties and it will be a hit!

GreatAuntieWurly Fri 11-Jul-08 18:41:02

coco at the top of the page there is a bit that says, Home, Search, Join, recipes is number 6

cocolepew Fri 11-Jul-08 18:44:43

shock I never knew that was there, thank you lovely ladies.

cocolepew Fri 11-Jul-08 18:48:27

<<goes off to find recipe to submit>>

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