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Sweet 17 Syrup and Cinnamon Cake

Today my little sister turned 17 and last night I had a major baking relapse – it would have been an unforgivable crime to neglect my responsibility to make a birthday cake. I had to keep it pretty simple because working 9 to 6 doesn’t leave a large window for extravagant cake-ing, but sometimes going back to basics can bring the best results. If a list of TV shows that summed up our early years together were in existence, The Simpsons would be pretty near the top, so I’ve tried to incorporate a resemblance to the classic Simpsons donut. It kinda works.. but the icing is white because I didn’t have pink food colouring and nobody’s perfect. I should add here that this is a cake for those of us with SSTS (severe sweet tooth syndrome), it’s like 50% syrup, and also don’t skimp on the maple syrup – you’ve gotta pay good money for the good stuff. Serves 3 hungry girls in a birthday house for a bit less than a week 150g maple …