Competition alert – you can win chocolate brownies! Read on…
I love cake. There, I’ve said it. I love eating cake and I love making cakes. I recently went on a cake decorating course at Squires Kitchen down in Surrey, learning about royal icing and piping – something I’ve always wanted to do better but never got round to.
On the right is my first attempt at using the skills I learnt on the course – a chocolate cake coated in pink fondant, decorated with royal icing piping and flowers.
I’m going to give away a special prize to the first person (who doesn’t live in my house…) who can correctly guess the tune – see below for details.
Since then, I’ve made a cake decorated with bones (made using the run-out technique) for a friend’s charity fundraising cake sale. It was a fundraisier for the Bone Cancer Research Trust – I’m not just some kind of sicko who likes making skeletal cakes. Unfortunately I forgot to take any pictures of it. I am a useless blogger sometimes.
Anyway – I’m going to do a competition: If you can correctly identify the tune on the cake, then I will send you a package of Namesake chocolate brownies in the post. Clue – the tune’s pretty old.
- Please enter by leaving your guess in the comments. Obviously, put in your correct email address. It won’t show up on the blog.
- If more than one person gives the right answer, I’ll put your names in a hat and pick a winner at random. Or maybe do some kind of scientific random number generator thing.
- Only people living in the UK are eligible for brownies in the post, sorry.
- The competition ends on 15th August, and I’ll make the brownies shortly after that and mail them. They will not contain nuts. But they will be damn tasty.