Things I have learned from World Baking Day 2013...
1: I don't challenge myself in my baking enough.
2: I should always read the method and not just look at the picture and read the ingredients.
3: Raspberry fresh cream is probably my favourite thing in the whole wide world.
I baked at Level 91. I could have gone higher, maybe I should have, but if I am totally honest I had all the ingredients for this level in my cupboard and fridge and it meant I could get at straight away. Plus it was pink and chocolate and meringue... seriously... could it get any better?
Well yes, it could have. I looked at the ingredients, looked at the picture and thought right, chocolate brownie part in first, away you go... Only as I was making the meringue I thought, I must read how they bake it...
It goes in with the brownie cake... awwwwhhhh maaaaannnnn... Too late for that...
So I ended up doing what should have been a one trip to the oven job, in four parts. DOH! But it did turn out similar when all layered together, don't you think? (You can lie here if you like!) I just had to add some extra cream in to make the meringue stick.
OH NO!! Not extra raspberry cream, I hear you say! Yes. I am afraid so... extra fresh cream. And the amount of raspberries in there are one of your five-a-day so yeaaa... winner!!
And did you know that Stork is sponsoring World Baking Day 2013, the theme ‘Bake Brave’ is being introduced to inspire people to share in the joy of baking. There’s the ‘Bake Brave 100’, featuring 100 recipes which range in difficulty From Level 1 for a complete novice, a delicious looking banana muffin, up to Level 100 for a cream puff cake to be tried by a master baker.
I picked... "I bake therefore I am" Level 91 baby... getting in there!
So the people of Stork Ireland contacted me... eeep! Excited much? Liked my blog and asked me if I wanted some goodies to share with you fine people. Yes please... absolute no brainer!
"Fancy conquering a cake you’ve never baked before? Well here’s your chance! To celebrate World Baking Day on Sunday 19 May, Stork has a hamper full of baking goodies to give away to one lucky Irish based reader. The hamper is jam packed with home baking accessories such as edible decorations, cupcake wrappers, and baking tins to help you up your game and ‘Bake Brave’!
World Baking Day is a global event and everyone’s invited to join in the fun, from beginner to master baker, and from food blogger to food celebrity. No matter what your level of skill, you are invited to step out of your comfort zone and bake something fabulous."
So why not give it a go? To enter simply be living in Ireland, leave a message in the comments below with your favourite thing to bake, or what you've baked in honour of today by Wednesday the 22nd of May and I'll announce the winner in Thursdays post .
*DISCALIMER* by entering the competition you agree for me to pass your name and address details to Stork for delivery of the competition prize.
The company have stipulated that the winner be based in Ireland (but if you have a family member with a home address in Ireland that they can send the prize too... then fire away and enter) For you baking lot overseas, check out your own home countries baking blogs... they are tonnes of offers up for grabs across the world. All thanks to Stork!
Happy World Baking Day folks. Here's to many, MANY more. I know this blog will be involved every
day of the year!
Make sure you link up with Laura and Dollybakes for their World baking Day themed Calendar Cakes. Checkout all the other fab entries. Come on folks... time to get your bake on!