awesome cake on instagram and suddenly mine seemed rather insignificant, I resisted the urge to chuck my cake! When we cut into the cake later on, it had partially worked. The creme eggs had, as you would expect, sunk to the bottom, but they were largely intact. However, when eating it seemed that normal sized creme eggs can't really survive being baked and the fondant had almost caramelised.
With two different cakes, it was an ideal opportunity to get out the 'tea party' boxes and put some of my stuff into action. I even put some bunting up in the garden :)
'The Meringue Girls'. After having a look through I settled on the Cookie Dough Meringue Slice. I even managed to find some of the recommended egg whites 'Two Chicks' in my local Sainsburys (next to the pastry and butter in the fridge). Reading through the recipe I quickly became unstuck, the ingredients list clearly only has caster sugar in, but the method talks about caster sugar and brown soft sugar. It really amazes me when there are such basic mistakes in a cook book - surely at least the ingredients and method are checked through before publication?
The book is rather yummy looking and I look forward to making more recipes. There is even a section at the end with recipes to used up those left over egg whites! I just need an occasion to have a go at the Meringue Kisses tower.