9 September 2011

80's Cake

Made for a special lady who is turning 80 this Saturday.

Two sponges sandwiched with black cherry jam, covered in marzipan and royal icing.
Top sponge:
Plain sponge with almond essence and a touch of pink food colouring. Just so she gets a surprise when it is cut!  Nice to see some colour instead of the standard yellow sponge.

Second sponge:
Plain sponge with vanilla essence and lemon curd.

I kept the decoration really simple because her grandchildren wanted to add things on top. 

I'm sure it will go down well.

♬ Born in the 80s Playlist?

I could have rocked out an amazing 80s theme playlist, because that would be fitting. But instead I thought about my first compilation album, and it was 'Now That's What I Call Music 37'.

So here are the tracks I listened to when I was whisking and rolling!

'MMMBop' By Hanson

'I Wanna Be the Only One' By BeBe Winans, Eternal

'Lovefool' By The Cardigans

'Just a Girl' By No Doubt

'Where Do You Go' By No Mercy

'Who Do You Think You Are' By The Spice Girls

'Free' By Ultra Naté

'Closer Than Close' By Rosie Gaines

'Don't Let Go (Love)' By En Vogue

'You Might Need Somebody' By Shola Ama

'C U When U Get There' By Coolio, 40 Thevz

'Smokin' Me Out' By Warren G, Ronald Isley

'I Believe I Can Fly' By R. Kelly

'Wonderful Tonight' By Damage

'Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)' By The Backstreet Boys

'I'll Be' - Foxy Brown
'Staring at the Sun' By U2

'Bittersweet Symphony' By The Verve
'100 Mile High City' By Ocean Colour Scene
'A Change Would Do You Good' By Sheryl Crow

'Paranoid Android' By Radiohead

'Halo' By Texas

'Sun Hits the Sky' By Supergrass

'Waltzing Along' By James

'On Your Own' By Blur

'Scooby Snacks' By Fun Lovin' Criminals

'The Saint' By Orbital

'Nightmare'  By Brainbug

'Ain't Nobody' ByThe Course

Before I bought this CD, I used to listen to my brothers old audio cassettes.
For those who do remember the cassette days, how weird is it thinking back to pressing down the play and record button to record a song from the radio, timing was essential!

So an 80's cake made to a 90's soundtrack, slightly random but worked well, and will taste amazing.

Next Time:
⤵ I still need to buy a smoother!

Favourite Song?

I really can't choose one!