The mirror glaze cake looked amazing so I wanted to kick start my baking adventure with something awesome so I gave it ago! The challenge basically asked for 2 genoise sponges, covered with ganache or butter cream and then finished by a shiney mirror glaze. I went with a vanilla and blueberry cake, which I had hoped to cover in a blueberry mirror glaze but alas! After trying 3 times, I wasn't able to make the glaze. A different problem for each attempt - I couldn't make it a) shiney b) set and c) smooth. Sigh.
So I've ended up with an excellent vanilla buttercream and blueberry jam cake, but unfortunately didn't quite manage the full challenge. Here it is:
Mum dug out a nice cake stand for my slightly disappointing but still pretty cake!
Mary Berry always says how nice it is to show on the top what you have in the middle, right? Hello Blueberries! :)
I ran out of ingredients and time to really try the mirror glaze again, but I am sure that I will go back to it at one point. Right now, I'm excited about moving forward from cake! Looking forward to more exciting bakes! Hoorah for the return of Bake Off! :)