Monday, 6 February 2012

#Pinaddicts! The Pinterst Challenge January!

Here we go then, time to unveil our hard work of January's  #Pinaddicts Challenge hosted by the lovely Kerry at LoveBump along with a whole bunch of lovely Pinterest crazy ladies! I thought I'd join and dip my toes in so as to test the waters. I'm not a natural crafter and never plan to be but one thing I do know is how to bake a cake!

Most of you have already seen this on m Project 366 Challenge as it was made for my dear other Half who turned 22 January 24th.

So, here's what a made! A KitKat, Smarties galore chocolate cake!
The original cake is done with M&M's but my lot prefer Smarties. This also means I have to buy less as they're bigger. 
Simply make up your normal cake mix (I don't weigh my ingredients) I cook my cakes at 150 in a fan assisted oven which sounds like it takes a while, and it does, but it's worth it. I always recommend cooking your cakes slower than fast for even cooking.

Once your cake is out, get a damp tea towel if you notice the top of your cake has risen a bit too much. While your cake is in the tin, you can gently push on the damp cloth to get rid of this extra bit of cake! I prefer to do this because, as a perfectionist, it's far easier than getting the cake out and trimming the top which sometimes can go horribly wrong!


So there are some tips that you will never use because, quite simply, baking shouldn't be that picky ! BUT, and yes that is a big but, this was for my fellow Pinaddicts so it had to be great! Oh and um, of course for the Other Half..Oops.

Ice your yummy cake with chocolate icing and pop your KitKats all around the outside. Mine had to be trimmed down as I used a smaller cake tin than the original. I then used some ribbon (hope no one minds chocolate stained ribbon on their wedding invites..?) to make it look 'pretty'. Throw the Smarties onto the top to cover the icing. After popping in a few candles for good measure and a lovely little note I feel I did a good job.

Nobody tell him he's on here haha
Now I'm looking forward to seeing all my other lovely #Pinaddicts hard work and I'm looking forward to February's make which i cannot divulge as it is a surprise for someone I know!
Hope you had fun! *Hands out cake* *Smiles* 
Hannah X
LifeAsIKnowIt

31 comments:

  1. Mmm.. Looks very yummy although Mr.L disagrees. Might just make it for his 22nd which is coming up in March xx

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    1. Thats a good idea hope if you do he likes it!! Thanks for commenting x

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  2. Good GRIEF, that is one DELICIOUSLY DELECTABLE GORGEOUS LOOKING CAKE!!! my mouth is literally watering right now.. Thanks so much for entering! Its Fab! xx

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    1. Haha thank-you Kerry! Thank you for this fabby idea i'm loving it!! xx

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  3. I have this pinned on my baking board and absolutely love the look of it. Yours looks fab and very very tasty! I hope the OH loved it! Thanks for joining in x x
    MelkshamMum x

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    1. Thank you!I hope you have a go soon, fun to make, got Little Miss involved as well which was nice. And yes, OH loved it a lot :) xx

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  4. Omg that is fabulous you clever thing! I am very impressed and you make it sound so easy!

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    1. Thanks Nikki, and yes it was pretty stright forward! I enjoyed it because i'm usually doing fondant cakes which are not such fun at the time I get to be alone!

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  5. Do you reckon I could sneak a piece or three of this on the diet chef plan?

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    1. I reckon you so could! Why not? Maybe a slither?!

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  6. Now that is my kind of cake!! Looks fab and my children would LOVE it!!

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    1. Thank you! It was fun to make, Little Miss helped as well !

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  7. I'll be keeping this one in mind next time we need to make a cake for someone, it looks great :)

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  8. Oooh hello cake! That would be perfect for anyone in my family :)

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    1. Haha hope you make one the some time!! The family will love it! x

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  9. I've seen this on Pinterest a lot but never really thought about making it - it looks brilliant and bet it tasted nom. Smith x

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    1. It was very nice so I hear! I cant eat most of it but my cakes are usually okay lol. I would recommend giving it a go!

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  10. That is such a brilliant idea...I love it! x

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  11. I have had this pinned for ages, you've done a fab job!

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  12. I don't even like kitkats and I am still thinking YUM!

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  13. Looks fab - I absolutely LOVE Kitkats. You have skillz. (I'm visiting today from the Love All Blogs showcase)

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    1. Oh thanks for your comment Emily. Anyone can make this lol no skills needed :-) x

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