Last week I was lucky enough to meet the baking king himself, Eric Lanlard, and have a baking masterclass with him in partnership with Currys and Kitchenaid at his shop, Cake Boy, in Battersea! To say I was excited about our #seriousaboutbaking evening is an understatement, I've been an Eric fan for quite a while now, and his love for everything pink and chocolate just makes me love him even more.
|Apologies for the poor quality phone photo!|
Sadly my bus decided to terminate a few stops too soon, so I had to wait aaages for the next one, which meant I arrived about 20 minutes late :/ woops! Luckily I didn't miss too much, and got there just in time to see him teach us all how to make a red velvet cheesecake (I will definitely be trying this soon), which included the tip of 'always get a food colouring paste rather than liquid, as the liquid affects the consistency of the mixture and dilutes it'! Fascinating stuff.
Eric was such a good teacher and so charismatic, I found myself hanging onto every word he was saying, nodding along enthusiastically, but knowing deep down that when it came to it, I'd probably do what I always do and just throw everything together and hope for the best!
Anyway, after showing us how to make a red velvet cheesecake Eric then let us taste one he'd made earlier...it was delicious.
He then taught us how to ice our own mini red velvet cakes, and I think I did a pretty good job!
It was a really fun event and it was so great to go to something you could take part in and really get stuck into! The other blogger ladies were absolutely lovely, and we had great fun eating huge spoonfuls of icing and big chunks of cake. A huge thank you to the Currys team for organizing and inviting me along! You can see their post about the event here.
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