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I decided to commit to baking my way through Rose Levy Beranbaum’s book Heavenly Cakes. I have, however, decided to do my baking after the children have gone to bed, as I fear they are developing a warped idea of the role cake plays in a healthy diet. Unfortunately, as least as far as their well being is concerned, my little (ie early thirties and quite a lot taller than me) brother had a birthday and we all know that means cake. Or, as it is known in my house, CAKE!

I gave him 24 hours to nominate a cake, failing which I would choose for him. You snooze you lose. He snoozed so I chose a red velvet cake, largely because I have never had one and wanted to find out what the fuss was about. I still don’t know actually, because I didn’t get to try any, but I am told it was nice. It also wasn’t red, because I couldn’t bring myself to use an entire bottle of red food colouring as directed.

So here is my hot pink velvet cake.



The icing is a bit dodgy because I used left over white chocolate icing from the carrot cupcakes. I didn’t have quite enough, so the sides are patchy. I used my usual “cover it up with lollies” technique to try and conceal the shortage. I’m pretty sure the birthday boy didn’t notice.


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