Inky Bumblebee’s guide to a basic sponge

I’ve been baking since I was little. Well, when I was really little I remember sitting on the worktop watching my mum bake – that’s basically the same thing, right? And while I love books, I also love cake, and what I’d really like to do is combine my love of both into something delicious.

But you can’t just decorate a sponge, you actually have to make one too.

What follows is the basic sponge recipe as taught to me by my mum (thanks, Mum) and it involves only four ingredients:

  • Granulated sugar
  • Butter
  • Self-raising flour
  • Egg(s) (make sure they’re room temperature before you start) (more…)

Things I did when I wasn’t blogging

I haven’t been blogging for a while. I’ve still been reading (and I’ve got some mini reviews coming this weekend) and as for what else I’ve been doing, well…

I’ve been teaching myself how to crochet these guys.

Somewhat successfully, but as you can tell they’re all different sizes despite all being from the same pattern. (more…)