Monday, 23 April 2012

Birthday Baking

It is my beloved nephew’s 9th birthday tomorrow and my sister has asked me to make his birthday cake, Yikes!  It started just as that but I am also making sausage rolls and stuffed baked potatoes as well, so I’ve booked the day off tomorrow to ensure all is freshly baked and arrives for his family birthday tea after school at 4pm.
I have to say I am feeling the pressure of baking the cake, I love baking and my sponge cakes (thanks to Mary Berry recipes) always seem to come out light and scrummy, but I am by no means a cake decorator and my sister has been quite specific in what she wants, simply icing his name and age.  Please don’t laugh too hard at my first practise attempt – I’m scared (lol). 

He has asked for a vanilla sponge with chocolate cream filling and icing.  The cake and sausage rolls will be baked tomorrow.
Tonight I have made the stuffed potatoes which has become somewhat my signature dish and is requested whenever we have Jacob joins soirees, very simple to make and oh so delish.  Not so much a recipe, more of a compiling.
  • Bake your potatoes in the normal way
  • Once cooled, scoop out the potato leaving a rim of a couple of millmetres so it creates a sturdy case.
  • Mash the potato with butter , season and stir in grated cheese and spring onions.

  • Fill back into the potato case, sprinkle some cheese on and when I get to my sisters tomorrow I will pop them in the oven to bake again for about 20 minutes so they are warmed through and the cheese on top is golden brown. Ummm  

1 comment:

  1. You are brave doing the icing, good luck, can't wait to see the final result!
    Will try to do the potatoes this weekend, they look scrummy!