Baking // Lego cake 

 
So I made a Lego cake! 

This is a great idea for children’s birthdays or even if you have a Lego obsessed boyfriend like mine.

Due to not having a lot of time or patience I did cheat by buying the Madeira cake mix from asda and ready made icing that only needed to be rolled out.

Recipe 

  • Madeira cake mix *2
  • Ready made icing *2
  • 4 eggs 
  • 150g soft butter 
  • 300ml milk 
  • Jam 
  • Buttercream 

As I only had one cake tin I had to repeat the below twice.

I started by preheating the oven to gass Mark 4. I then added one of the Madeira cake mixes, 2 eggs, 75 grams of soft butter and 150ml of milk, which I whisked until smooth. I then placed greaseproof paper in the tin and poured the mixture out evenly. Once this was done I placed the cake in the oven for 30 minutes, this did take a little longer so leave in for extra time if needed.

After repeating the above step and waiting for both cakes to cool I cut off the excess cake and added the jam into the middle, it was then time to add the icing. Adding the icing was probably the trickiest part, I had to open both packets and roll them into a rectangular shape so it would cover the whole of the cake, along with having to have enough left to make all eight studs. 

*tip: to make the studs use a milk bottle top.

I hope this has been helpful, feel free to ask any questions.

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Things I have learnt from Boating on the broads 

So, a group of us decided to rent a boat for a week and go around the Norfork Broads and we have ended up with this! I know right, cool! 

  

After driving around for the past two days we have already learnt a few important tips. 

  • When mooring (parking for an evening) make sure you do it between 4-5pm otherwise you won’t find a spot.
  • If you have a boat higher than seven meters make sure you read the hand book for tide times as you may not fit under certain bridges. 
  • Listen the the guy teaching you how to tie all the different types of knots, you will need to know them!
  • Even if the weather is good take jackets as you will be cold when on top of the boat. 
  • Open a window in each bedroom at night otherwise condensation will collect on the ceiling and fall on your face while you are sleeping! Trust me this happens. 
  • Follow the speed limits as there is a £1,000 fine (luckily we haven’t been fined, just something useful to know).
  • If your boyfriend is tall like mine make sure you have first dibs on bedrooms as beds aren’t that big. 
  • Stop and connect your water cable daily as you don’t want to run out of water.
  • Make sure someone has a general idea on how to read a map!

Most importantly, make sure you have enough alcohol! 

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