In an effort to be a better girlfriend I decided it was time to dig out the cake tin andbake my beloved a chocolate cake. Here is a guide for the unsuspecting to be better able to spot the signs that Steph has been baking – it’s only fair to warn people in advance.
Sign 1 – The sink looks like this (the bench does too – there’s at least one more bowl):
Sign 2 – Follow the cocoa/flour/icing sugar explosion:
Sign 3 – A badly iced cake with at least one hole in it:
The baking powder expired nearly 2 years ago but it’s barely used so I still use it. In case it got weaker over time (or whatever happens when it expires) I just put in a wee bit extra. Bad bad idea. The cake was so big it ate the ‘pole’ thingy in the middle of the ring tin. At least I know the baking powder is still good!
It’s now midnight and I’m going to relax with some ugly but delicious cake before getting a good nights sleep. I’ll need to be well rested to face washing those dishes tomorrow.