Close but no cigar!

As of my last post I had got through the Victoria sponge round of the Cambridge Bake Off!
The last six ( including Moi!) had the task of creating a nom- some edible including creme patissiere and fresh seasonal fruits!
I decided to go for a Frasier Cake!
Alas the amazing and beautiful competition beat my cake into the distant depths of baking competitions!
Below is one of my practice cakes!


Today I decided to try out a most minuscule bit of nail art and used my fimo canes!
You can them pre sliced or as I have done, in little sticks!
Then all you do is cut some wafer thin slices and position them on a freshly applied layer of top coat!
When all is dry, finish with another slick of top coat!
Check out the apples on my thumbs! 🙂




Cambridge Bake Off

There’s a local competition inspired by the Great British Bake Off called the Cambridge Bake Off.
I entered this competition ( twitter ) not expecting to even get picked for the first round but I now find myself in the final six!
I’m very excited but equally terrified!
The first round was 100 people were shortlisted to make a two layer chocolate cake!
The array of cake on show when I dropped mine off was absolutely amazing!
Check mine out below!


I was rather excited to one of the 38 baking peeps who got through to the next round!
Which is where I found myself today, competing with 37 other lovely cake makers for one of the 6 places in the semi finals! We all baked live at the cookery school!
I nearly fell over when I found out I had got through!




Next round involves creme patissiere and fruit! Fingers crossed!