Yesterday was World Baking Day so I decided I would make a cake. Really it would have been rude not to. The challenge was to Bake Brave and make something out of your comfort zone. In other words try something new. There were loads of recipes to try on the World Baking Day website, which were graded at different levels of difficulty. I didn’t choose a recipe from the site, I decided I would try a Ginger and Pineapple Cake as it sounded a perfect cake for the Summer.
I liked the idea of a sponge cake with a mix of ginger and pineapple and thought I would give it a tropical twist with a lime flavoured butter icing. For the decorations I wanted something with a tropical look and managed to find little butterfly cake decorations which I added between clusters of apricot pieces. I was very pleased with the result and my son loved it, I found him stealing pieces when I wasn’t looking. What do you think? If you want to try it yourself, this is the recipe.
Once it is cool it is time to make the frosting. I opted for a butter icing with a touch of lime for a tropical taste.