As promised: cake. Or at least pictures of cake. The kids get to ask for a special cake each year, a chimaera born of my love to bake and the working mun’s eternal bad conscience. As a result, my cakes are legendary, at least among people under 15.
This year the little one asked for a Pokemon party and so she go a Pokeball cake.
It’s a tad egg shaped. I underestimated the volume of the metal bowls I used as baking tins and as a result I was short on cake and since I didn’t weigh the batter, one was bigger than the other. To fill in the middle I baked another cake and cut out circles. As things weren’t 100% even, the bottom is a bit larger than the top, though I must say that on the inside the two cakes together really worked out well:
Chocolate and vanilla cake with Italian meringue chocolate buttercream.
And, what’s inside a Pokeball?
I had ordered small Pokemon toys and hid them inside the Pokeball to the surprise and amazement of the kids.
And to have something a bit lighter:
Powder Puffs. With lemon curd buttercream. You may notice a few repeating themes: the leftover lemon curd got combined with some of the Italian meringue that I didn’t need for the cake.
I actually had to bake them twice because the first time i fucked up the sponge, which is why you should never laugh at people failing at baking shows.