Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Bonus Saved By Cake Challenge

I have decided to challenge myself to bake a different cake/biscuit from Marian Keyes' book, Saved By Cake, each month, between March and December. I am a beginner at baking and use the same recipes over and over again so it'll be nice to try something new. I will take photos and post them on here each month - the good, the bad and the ugly.

Before I started my challenge, I made a list of the cakes I wanted to bake over the months, to make sure I tried a bit of everything and didn't wimp out by making the 'easy' cakes each month.


Consistently Reliable Cupcakes

This month I'd chosen to make Millionaire's Shortbread (eek) but then it turned out I needed to make some cupcakes for the Jubilee party at my daughter's Brownies. So I turned to my Saved By Cake book and chose the Consistently Reliable Cupcakes. When it came to decorating them I used red, white and blue sprinkles (anything can be made 'Jubilee' by adding red, white and blue sprinkles - we had Jubilee Ice Creams this way too).

The buttercream in this recipe was so much nicer than the recipe I usually use. So much so, I chucked the old one away (it was scribbled on a piece of paper - I didn't hurl a cookbook in the bin or anything).

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Vicky over on Books, Biscuit and Tea is also baking her way through Saved By Cake. She's made the Sweet and Simple Strawberry Cupcakes and they look delicious.


  1. I think I need to do this challenge sometime! :D The right buttercream recipe makes all the difference in a good cupcake, and they look yummy!

    1. The challenge is ace as you get to eat cake. Best challenge ever!


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