Totally radical man!

So if you read my previous post you will know that I got my gel colours out of the cupboard. They were just screaming to be used. So.. I made a traditional Victoria sponge. Well, traditional-ish.

Ingredients:

225g/8 oz soft margarine
225g/8 oz caster sugar
4 medium eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
225g/8 oz self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
Icing sugar, to dust

For the filling it suggests 4 tbsp seedless raspberry jam and 100ml/ 3&1/2 fl oz double cream.

Apart from the baking powder (which I forgot to add) I did the recipe to the T.

I preheated my gas oven to number 4, I greased my two silicone 8 inch sandwich tins and I mixed all the ingredients in the Beast with the whisk handle.

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So having mixed the ingredients to a smooth texture, I divided about three/four spoonfuls, some five, in to individual bowls and set to work on the gel colours. Some of them didn’t go as bright as I wanted to so they didn’t get the chance to have their photo taken.

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Once all the colours were mixed in well I spooned them in to the silicone tins one spoonful at a time and this is how it ended up looking

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And of course, I sat on the floor and watched

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I forgot to mention the flour I used as it is meant to be premium flour especially for cakes

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These are the end results of the cake once I had taken them out of the oven

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I will admit, I looked at them and thought “is that it?” I went to all that trouble and this is what I was left with?

I got to work on the buttercream as I didn’t realise I didn’t have double cream in the fridge. I prefer to make this in my mixer because doing it by hand, it separates for me. I have no idea why but if anyone has any tips, please tell me!!

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The red was calling me

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I removed the cakes from the silicone sandwich tins and BAM

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Psychedelic maaaaannnnn!! Now we were talking. I am rather impressed.
The colours weren’t as bright as I had originally wanted them to be but I was pleased that my crappy purple and my black mixed in well.

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I spread the buttercream on the ‘sand’ and the jam on the ‘wich’ and hey, presto!

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bake cakes, not war!!

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