Baking is not my thing! However, my daughter enjoys it, so on occasion I don an apron and we have a go at making cakes or biscuits.
It’s all about the gear!
A few weeks ago, I bought a cake mix, preheated the oven, mixed it up and then realised I don’t own any cake tins! Luckily, my neighbour across the road was kind enough to lend me a couple and she also lined them as well!
Last week I was sent a Fairy Cup Cake Set from Candy Stripe Party. So again, I donned my apron and we proceeded to make the cupcakes. There were eggs and flour everywhere. Apparently, there is a difference between cupcakes and fairy cakes. The recipe I was using said it would make 24 fairy cakes. As there are only 3 of us I decided to halve the recipe, and for the life of me I couldn’t work out how I only ended up with six. Now I know that fairy cakes are much smaller than cupcakes.
So we ended up with a ‘Fairies Cake’ instead of ‘Fairy Cakes’. I still think they’re beautiful though.
And again, I discovered that I was missing a crucial kitchen tool, when it came time to decorate them, a piping bag. But again thanks to YouTube I found this fabulous video for using a plastic sandwich bag. Not as environmentally friendly but it saved me cleaning the piping bag and I think the effect was excellent.
So I don’t get caught out again, what ‘must have’ baking utensils/equipment should I have in the kitchen?