Sunday, 6 April 2008

Introduction to this week’s posts: Cake Fest 2008

I am spoiling you this week with FIVE - count 'em! - five posts! A whole weekend spent baking - heaven!

My ten-year-old nephew (The Boy Wonder) requested a baking session with me and particularly wanted to make Spongebob Squarepants cakes (hey, who doesn’t?). We decided to turn this into a weekend-long festival celebrating cake: Cake Fest 2008. I see this as an annual event that will grow over the years eventually requiring camping arrangements, several different kitchens, wristbands etc but this year it was a small, exclusive guest list.

All the gang were reunited; Miss Lucille was on tea duty:

Betty Boop held the menu:

- Rhubarb tart, the recipe for which can be found here
- Bakewell tarts, the recipe for which can be found here
- Mini cheesecakes, the recipe for which can be found here
- Spongebob Squarepants sponge cakes, using my Genoese sponge recipe
- Scones with clotted cream and jam, the recipe for which can be found here

The only rule of attendance was that nothing was consumed on the day other than cake. It was tough but we all managed it! Bring on the bigger trousers.....

Here are The Boy Wonder’s Spongebob Squarepants cakes:

We used the Genoese sponge recipe and an icing-sugar-and-water runny icing. His eyes are white maltesers and the distinctive Spongebob teeth are rice paper.

I know side-kicks are meant to assist rather than lead, but The Boy Wonder made these 100% himself. I think I might soon be out of a job.....


Ling's Passion said...

Where did you get all the energy to do a bake out like this.....I'm amased.

Rosie said...

Awe just look at sponge bob cake isn't that amazing and all those other delish treats too - yum!!

Rosie x

Anonymous said...

I like the Sponge Bob cake....very creative and cute!!

Cakespy said...

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea...ME, if it means I get to eat these! These look so good, and I love the creative use of rice paper for the buck-teeth--so freaking cute! And the texture of the icing looks exceedingly yummy :-)

Rosie said...

I have tagged you for a Six Word Memoir :) I hope you don't mind.

Rosie x

glamah16 said...

Exceptional. You have trained the boy well.

Big Boys Oven said...

so amazing!