It’s no secret. I love cake. Before Little Mr came along I loved to get in the kitchen and bake a nice cake. I’m not the worlds greatest cake maker but I can make a nice basic sponge. So when the people at Find Me A Gift asked if I would like to try out their new I heart cake mould, I couldn’t really say no.
Last week the popular television show the Great British Bake Off came back on our screens and people all over are talking about cake that they love to bake and devour. Me well I do like a nice and simple Victoria sponge cake so thought why not, i’ll make one of those.
Following a hectic day entertaining Little Mr and my nephew, I thought I’d take my ‘free’ twenty minutes to bake a cake. I chose my favourite cake, a simple Victoria sponge cake recipe by a well known cake maker and the new I heart cake mould and whipped up the mix.
Thirty minutes later, the kitchen smelt amazing and my cake looked baked to perfection. Except it would have been had I of used the butter like it suggests in the recipe to grease the mould. So my lovely cake was all stuck to the bottom of the mould and when I turned it out I was left with pieces of cake everywhere. Gutted.
The I heart cake mould is a very good size. It can easily make a large cake for up to 6 people and will create 6 unique hearty slices. Ideally, your cake would come out of the mould in one piece should you have followed the recipe, allowing you to slice through it and create your own masterpiece. Insetad of messing about with the cake, I didn’t let it go to waste. I sliced up what I could (including a couple of #heartyslices) and pudding, this evening was served.
The mould is made of food safe non stick silicone (unless you’re me, that is!) and feels rigid enough to transfer a cake tin full of mix to the oven without being a spillage idiot!
It’s priced at £14.99 and for a silicone cake mould of it’s size is a quite a bargain.
Disclaimer: I was sent the product as part of this review and all words and images are my own.