All posts tagged: syrup

I Cheated, Don’t Tell Mary | #bakeoffbakealong

At this point in the show, I’m sad every time someone leaves. It’s been just over a month, I’ve gotten to know ’em and I’ve gotten to love ’em. Particularly Ugne, a badass baker and bodybuilder who brought amazingĀ things to the table every time. That teacup made with a balloon and melted chocolate that one time? Inspired. Highlights from this weeks show.. Alvin making the simplest god damn cake known to man and getting away without a single comment on it, despite Ian’s beautiful flower-covered creation being dubbed “a bit simple” by the Hollywood. Nadiya getting all emotional about how proud her family was going to be and how proud she was of herself. I won’t lie to you guys, tears were shed. The bakers trying to knead a dough that was essentially liquid. This serves as a reminder of why I’ve gone for a sugar-free cake this week.. OK, so, about that sugar-free cake. I think I’ve really cheated this week. It’s the first time I’ve cheated, and it’s only because I was stranded …

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 …