Without further ado, it is my turn to announce the winner of the Tudor week bake - a big round of applause to EVERYONE involved, these weeks can be such a pain. Amanda and I were totally bowled over by Laura's Gluten Free Peacock! It looks totally fab, well done such a strong effort!
My Bake Off Tudor Week Challenge: Gluten Free Peacock Cake! Featuring a #glutenfree cake base, @bbcgoodfood's Easy Vanilla Marzipan recipe and loads of cake decorations! This was one of my favourite challenges to bake! 💙 #glutenfree #coeliac #celiac #glutenfrei #bakeoffbakealong #bakeoff #GBBO #glutenfreebaking #baking #cake #peacock #peacockcake #marzipan #cakedecorating #sprinkles #animalcake #feedfeed #delicious #tudorweek
I normally get quite excited for patisserie week but this year, not much tickled my fancy. In all honesty I would have loved to have tried the Savarin, but I just didn't have the time to get everything I needed, otherwise I woulda been ALL OVER IT. Instead I decided to go for the Fondant Fancies, which in all honesty were a bit of a disaster - due to lack of equipment, I didn't have my piping bags and I accidentally bought icing sugar and not fondant. Eejit.
Anyway, I did think the sponge tasted lovely, even though it definitely wasn't my best ever bake. I also ATTEMPTED a buttercream crumb coat, with not much success but ho hum, it's all about the learning process isn't it? I am determined to get good at it, I expect I'm not using the correct consistency, if anyone knows of any good tutorials to do this, let me know!