Bakeathon – the Dr Oetker review

Earlier in the week I was lucky enough to be sent some goodies from Dr Oetker:

We had milk, dark and white chocolate, giant chocolate stars, 2 x gel decorating pens and 3 pots of decorating items (polka dots, shimmer pearls and sugar flowers)
So this weekend was set aside as baking weekend! 
We started with chocolate fridge cake. We melted the milk and dark chocolate together with some butter, added crushed digestives, maltesers and marshmallows, popped into a lined baking tray and left in the fridge for a couple of hours – perfection on a plate! The mixture of dark and milk chocolate made it really rich and decadent.
The kids really enjoyed helping with the fridge cake too, as it was super easy to make 🙂
Once we had finished (and sampled!) the fridge cake, I moved on to
Gemma’s birthday cake – she will be 7 on Tuesday.
I made a basic chocolate sponge cake in 2 halves. Once that had cooled I made a filling for the middle. I started with a basic buttercream (yum!) and then added melted Dr Oetker white chocolate to make white chocolate buttercream, which I spread on the inside of the cake. 
Then for decoration! Now, I am no artist so please excuse the non-professional look, but I gave it a go!
The decorations from Dr Oetker were fabulous! The giant chocolate stars would suit any type of cake, am planning to use the rest to decorate small fairy cakes.
The gel decoration pens are the BEST icing writing pens I have ever tried. The gel actually comes smoothly out of the tubes without sticking or coming out in huge blobs, so it made it really easy to write Gemma’s name and a number 7. It makes a great ‘glue’ too as I covered the number 7 in the little sugar polka dots and they held tight without slipping. 
I did the same with the sugar flowers and shimmer pearls, gluing them on with the gel pens. The result is something I am sure my little girl will be happy with, and it was so easy – so thanks Dr Oetker!
We have entered our baking goodies into the RANGE COOKERS giveaway.
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4 Comments

  1. Pam Francis Gregory
    October 23, 2013 / 12:45 pm

    This looks smashing – Well done.

  2. April 18, 2014 / 11:59 am

    I love adding white chocolate to buttercream, it makes it something special 🙂

  3. May 22, 2014 / 10:43 am

    I do love their baking range – so much fun!

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