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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
bake cakes, not war!!