It should have looked something like this:
|From the Tesco recipe page|
Well, I don't have the right sort of cake tins, so thought it wouldn't matter if I made a single layered cake and just plastered it all over with icing and Maltesers.
This is how it came out:
|An inch thick at the edges, what happened to the raising agents, eh? Buggered off on a weekend break?|
|White bits are clumps of flour. Guess who didn't sift...|
I went to Gonzalez chocolaterie in Jacou, run by Maître Artisan Patrice Gonzalez ("Rendre le monde plus tendre à chaque bouchée") and indulged my son with one of their super chocolate cakes, the Royal:
Mousse au chocolat noir, croustillant praliné, biscuit Joconde..
|Candles are mine, only 12 in a packet, too stingy to buy 2|
My son had a lovely birthday. Lots of trashy food, fresh air and fun. I kept out of the way except for providing vital services (taxi, food), and spent the afternoon trying motorbikes with my DB (Honda, new BMW GS, BMW X), dinner with friends, and having lunch in la Grande Motte on Sunday in the glorious sunshine.
|The port, Grande Motte|