GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake

I was sent a mixer to take part in a Showstopper challenge
#GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake

GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake.

Hello friends. So how are you today?

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Are you like me and most of the Country it seems, a fan of the Great British Bake Off?

Have you been baking along with this years show?

Usually when watching it, I crave cake. Not tonight as I have made this yummy cake. Perfect for a Bake Off Final!!

To celebrate the final episode, I have teamed up with A O at ao.com to take part in their Show Stopper Challenge.

#GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake

The theme for the final GBBO is a Royal Bake Off.

So my cake has a Royal theme. Think Victoria sponge cake with a coco twist.

I got sent this amazing Kenwood Pattissier Food Mixer in cream to help me, get my bake on. Want to know how I made my cake?

#GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake
#GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake
 Look At My Cake Mixer
 Look At My Cake

GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake:

What You Need:

375g Margarine

375g Caster sugar

6 eggs, beaten 

1 Teaspoon of vanilla extracts

1Teaspoon baking powder

3 Teaspoons of coco powder

375g Self raising flour 

5 Tablespoons of milk

Topping:

300 ml Double cream

250g Fresh strawberries, washed

4-5 Tablespoons of strawberry jam

Dusting of icing sugar

#GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake

What To Do:

1.) Firstly, pre heat oven to 180 degrees C or gas mark 4. Grease and line 2 x 15 cm round tins and 2 x 20 cm round tins.

2.) Mix together butter and sugar in an electric mixer until pale. Gradually add the beaten eggs. Sift in the flour, baking powder, coco powder and slowly mix well.  Add the vanilla extracts and milk and give another mix.

3.) Spoon evenly into prepared trays. Arrange 2 oven shelves as near into the centre of the oven and add 1 large and one small cake tin onto the 2 shelves. Cook in the pre heated over for around 30 minutes, until springy to touch.

4.) Remove from the oven, leave in tins for around 10 minutes. Take out from trays and leave to cool. Whip cream and wash strawberries. Place in fridge until needed.

5.) Lay a big bottom cake on a plate, spread with jam and cream. Add the other big cake on top. Spread jam and cream on top of a small cake then place upside down onto big cake, then add top layer of jam and cream and add top. Save some cream for a piping bag.

6.) Pipe cream around top of cake, fill with strawberries and when ready to serve, sift icing sugar on top.

#GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake

Here is my showstopper cake.

Now I am off to watch the final; with a cup of tea in one hand and a slice of cake in the other 🙂

#GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake
Look At My Cake
#GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake

GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake:

so what do you think about my cake? Do you also like my mixer too? Because I love it!

About this post: a big thanks to ao.com who supplied me with this amazing mixer. I have always wanted one!!

I must mention I was very impressed with their next day delivery. They sent me a few emails after placing my order. Text updates every step of the order process. Plus a friendly call when they were an hour from my house. Delivery as it should be. As usual with A O, their prices are ultra competitive.

P.s  I’m #TeamCandice what about you?

About this post:

I was sent a mixer to take part in a Showstopper challenge. I was not paid for this post and all thoughts are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands I work with.

#GBBO Showstopper Challenge Look At My Cake

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43 Comments

  1. Tamar SB
    27th October 2016 / 1:19 am

    That looks amazing!! I can't wait to get a stand mixer!

  2. Mim Jenkinson
    27th October 2016 / 7:42 am

    Oh my word this looks amazing, good job lady! The mixer is brilliant, I've heard such good things about it – I want one tooooo! I wish we got the show over here, although it probably wouldn't help my attempts at dieting 🙂 x

    • 28th October 2016 / 7:00 pm

      Thanks Mim, it was that nice my son tured down grandmas shop cake for mine 🙂 Result..

  3. Kitty & B
    27th October 2016 / 7:58 am

    You make it look so easy. I have been itching to get a mixer like this one for ages. Something so satisfying about watching them whirl around! I've never shopped at AO.com but their ads are pretty catchy! Haha xKat

    • 28th October 2016 / 7:01 pm

      Thanks Kat, I must admit I was really impressed with their customer care and keeping my upto date with delivery 🙂

  4. Little B And Me
    27th October 2016 / 12:00 pm

    Oh wow!You have done exceptionally well, although I wouldn't be able to eat it I can see its beauty <3

  5. Moderate Mum
    27th October 2016 / 12:40 pm

    This is so beautiful! I feel ashamed just looking at it. I haven't watched GBBO this year but I supported Candice just for the amazing hair and make up.

    • 28th October 2016 / 7:03 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, aww yes she always looked lovely 🙂

  6. Dean B
    27th October 2016 / 12:40 pm

    We have the same food mixer 😉 I wish I could also say that we have the same talent, but sadly that isn't the case 🙁 Loving the cake as always. x

  7. Cathy Glynn
    27th October 2016 / 1:40 pm

    What a fabulous bake, I have loved joining in with the Great Bloggers Bake Off this year. That mixer looks amazing x

  8. Jayne SMABL
    27th October 2016 / 5:02 pm

    Oh my days that looks amazing.Slightly drooling here! Looks like the perfect mixer for the job 🙂 x

    • 28th October 2016 / 7:05 pm

      Thanks Jayne, we had to fight over the last piece 🙂 lol

  9. Annie
    28th October 2016 / 2:34 am

    It sure is a showstopper! This cake is gorgeous, and you always leave me craving for cakes! 😀

  10. Stella Olojola
    28th October 2016 / 7:52 am

    This is making me so hungry. What a yummy looking cake.

  11. oneyummymummy
    28th October 2016 / 11:01 am

    wo that cake sure is a show stopper.. im going to miss bake off.. i dont think it will be the same on c4…

    • 28th October 2016 / 7:10 pm

      I love Bake Off and love the hosts… Now it has sunk in, I am looking forward to seeing who will be hosting it next year.

  12. Newcastle Family Life
    28th October 2016 / 1:00 pm

    Wow that cake is amazing! I have never actually watched GBBO before xx

  13. Evelina
    28th October 2016 / 1:02 pm

    Oh wow! They are almost too pretty to eat

  14. Kara Guppy
    28th October 2016 / 4:08 pm

    I think you should apply for the next GBBO – that looks amazing

  15. Silly Mummy
    28th October 2016 / 7:37 pm

    Weirdly, I haven't actually seen GBBO! This cake looks amazing though – do you do home deliveries?! 😉 (Lucy/R is for Hoppit)

  16. Little Pickles Mom
    29th October 2016 / 11:25 am

    OH wow! I'd love a standing mixer – always looks so posh and the delivery process does sound amazing. I hope your cake tasted as good as it looks! And Team Candice?! Noooo… Andrew was my fav!

    • 29th October 2016 / 11:51 am

      Thanks lovely, Andrews bake off pieces were great to be fair :):)

  17. beautyqueenuk
    29th October 2016 / 12:03 pm

    This looks just amazing, I definitely need a decent mixer, I am stuck using a hand whisk currently x

    • 29th October 2016 / 4:39 pm

      Thanks lovely, I love it. Only problem is, want to use it all the time now 🙂 Cakes, cakes and a few more cakes 🙂

  18. Jess
    31st October 2016 / 8:45 pm

    OH gosh…this looks so pretty and delicious!! YUM! :)I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  19. Anonymous
    2nd November 2016 / 5:59 pm

    Oh wow, what an amazing looking cake! I bet it tasted yummy?

  20. Julie's Creative Lifestyle
    3rd November 2016 / 12:17 pm

    Thanks Claire for sharing your pretty cake with us at C&C with J&J! 🙂

  21. Debbie Jackson
    6th November 2016 / 6:59 pm

    This cake looks so delicious! Pinning it and thanks for sharing.

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