I wouldn’t want to subject my cakes on my children’s friends, but the average price of £40 for a decorated cake does seem a bit steep, and the standard Princess and Star Wars cakes that supermarkets sell don’t cut it with my children anymore. Also after Marks and Spencer discontinued its checkerboard cake, I have been in cake idea misery.
So what is a poor mum to do? Learn to ice properly? I am an award winning baker after all 😉 (award won at a bloggers event for best cake!). Or head down to Asda for its new super bargain Design a Cake service?
Last month, I tried out the Design a Cake for the princely sum of £10 for a 22 portion cake. The cake was chocolate and all I had to do …
I was gutted when Marks and Spencer discontinued their individual triple layer Victoria sponge cake. At £1.90 a slice, it really was a little slice of heaven.
Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find the same quality as a lot of the shop sponges seem to have a lot of air pumped into them, so I have started to make my own sponges….yum. Home made cake is definitely better value and more delicious than shop bought varieties. And to prove that home made is best, I won the Blognix bake off with my cake last weekend.
The total cost for a whole cake is £2.43 and the ingredient cost breakdown is below. Of course, I couldn’t buy just 200 grams of flour etc, so the ingredients cost me £6.80, including the vanilla essence which is …
My hunt for a birthday cake that looked good but didn’t cost lots ended up with this Marks and Spencer checkered chocolate cake that can be personalised and feeds 18!
My kids are getting too old for the themed birthday cakes sold in supermarkets, you know the Cars, Star Wars, Princess type cakes that come in around £7 – £10. So I thought this year I’d try something different.
I love this polka dot cake but haven’t been able to find a local baker to make it and wouldn’t risk trying to bake it myself as would no doubt need more than a few goes to perfect it.
I asked the local cake maker if they could make it and the answer was no as they baked their sponges in large trays.
There are many …