It was my housemates birthday this weekend, and thus it was party time, however her party was going down a rather bizarre but exciting theme..pickles!!
She’s been busy the past few weeks pickling various veggies and creating pickle decorations, so naturally i felt i had to contribute the only way i know how, by baking a pickle cake!!
I looked online to find a pickle cake recipe but in true bb style i had left it last minute was working the days and therefore had to make do with what to had to hand.
Friday morning i awoke at 5 am to get this cake baked before work and behind her back! I just made a simple sponge, but tried to add some green with food coloring. I baked it in a loaf tin so i could try cut it to shape after, however whilst watching it bake i feel i was a little too cautious with the green.
Once i got home that evening i chopped off the sides and made green butter cream to decorate. I forked it on to gain some texture, an introduced more coloring as i applied. I even splattered some directly onto the buttercreamed cake and spread it about to give different gradients. Unfortunately the colour was a bit too limey for a pickle, however everyone at the party approved!