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So we’ve all heard about getting cakes delivered to your door, but what about the option of having someone else do all the hard and messy work of baking the thing and letting you get amongst all of the creative fun of decorating, delivered right to your front door? Well the amazing Lola’s Cupcakes have done exactly that with this Create a Cake Decorating Kit.
When Lola’s Cupcakes got in contact with me and asked if I wanted to give it a go I honestly couldn’t wait. No mixing, no weighing ingredients, no washing up but all of the fun! I mean, the best bit of baking a cake is decorating it, right. Ok, well I suppose eating it is pretty cool too.
The box comes with everything you need to ice yourself your very own celebration cake. Two cookies and cream sponge cakes, freshly made by their bakers in London along with pouches of cookies and cream frosting, a pot of Oreo cookie Crumbs as well as a few whole Oreo’s, chocolate ganache and a delicious chocolate drizzle for a little extra decoration!
For the purpose of this review I only used what was provided in the box, no fancy cake scrapers or turntables. Nothing but my handy Lola’s branded pallet knife (and my adorable little hat) and off I went. I also took myself out of the comfort zone of my kitchen and created this cake completely on my living room floor, sat in front of the window. My neighbours must have had a right laugh.
The box also comes with an instruction booklet on how to decorate your cake but you can, of course, take your own liberties here and get a little creative. I especially liked the little diagram on where to cut the piping bags for the perfect sized hole because I’m forever snipping mine far too large!
Once I’d filled the sponges with the buttercream and ganache I squeezed a sizeable blob of the buttercream onto the top of the cake and began working it down the sides, adding more frosting as needed. Once everything was nicely covered I gave my pallet knife a wipe and scraped off the excess frosting from the sides to give a semi naked look before neatening off the top.
Then, taking small palmfuls of the Oreo crumbs I gently patted them onto the sides of the cake. I didn’t want it to look too neat so a bit of a rough and ready approach was perfect here. If you wanted it to be neater you could always use your pallet knife but I love a rustic feel to my cakes.
After the sides it was time to move onto the top. I piped alternating blobs of the butter cream and ganache all over the top of the cake before breaking up the Oreo cookies into shards and placing them haphazardly over the top of the cake.
A squiggly drizzle of the chocolate topping was enough to make this cake into a mouthwatering show stopper!
I genuinely can’t believe how quick and simple it was to create such an impressive looking cake. As I said earlier, I made this delightful looking babe, perched on my knees on the living room floor with only a pallet knife as equipment. Now that is crazy!
If you’re looking for a way to entertain the kids on a rainy weekend, this is it. I can’t imagine how much fun this would be watching the little ones decorating their own cake and how satisfying it must be knowing you have minimal washing up (a pallet knife, that was literally it for me). It’s also super perfect for people who don’t have much confidence in the kitchen or just want to try their hand at cake decorating.
If you’d like to order your own kit you can get them at Lola’s Cupcakes for £29.99.