Hidden Bulb Cake

Hidden Bulb CakePicture this: It’s Friday night 9am, my kitchen and I are covered head to toe in a mixture of ganache, beetroot and  food colouring, whilst wondering how to create a terracotta pot out of marzipan. Admittedly a strange combination when you write it down, but, amazingly, came together to form this rustic edible garden scene. The reason for such a monumental cake was to celebrate a monumental occasion. My parents were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary at the weekend. Within this 40 years they have managed to cram in 23 moves (I’m talking houses, not zumba), 3 children, 3 grandchildren, collect a CBE, create an oasis like garden and on the whole be pretty fabulous parents. It’s quite difficult to reflect this in a sponge, but I did my best…

Close up Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inside cake

The hidden bulb, created through filo and marzipan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anniversary

Smiling through 40 years

(This recipe was taken from Francis Quinn. The full recipe can be seen on BBC Good Food Website http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/hidden-bulb-cake)

 

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