We had a summer themed charity Bake Off at work. I procrastinated (as is usual for me these days) with the Cakebook Challenge and put off my baking. I need to get back into baking through the book. I’ve lost so much time! But I digress. So at work we had, what I’d call a charity bake sale. The theme was summer. So I thought what would be better than a watermelon cake eh?
I thought it would be really cool to decorate a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and make it look like a watermelon. I thought that putting in chocolate chips would make the chips look like the pips. The idea is that when you sliced the cake, it’d look like a real watermelon because the inside would be red and the chocolate chips would look like pips and the whole thing would resemble half a watermelon. Or so I thought. I may have gone a bit overboard with the red food colouring and it turned out to be a really dark red. I had a little batter leftover so I thought I’d make a few ice cream cone cupcakes.
I got second prize for best tasting cake. But the afterthought cakes aka the ice cream cone cakes won best decorated! Sadly I don’t have any pictures of the ice cream cone cakes. I must make them again. Soon. After I surface from the Cakebook Challenge!
Can I just say though that sometimes I wish it was easier to transport cakes to work. There has to be an easier way…but that entails spending a shedload of cash on a car. Sigh.