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When my son`s birthday comes round we always give him a party for hi and his friends and cousins and the likes, these parties usually end up with around 20-25 kids attending so a good sized cake is always needed. When I saw this tardis cake in asda I knew it was right for his party straight away because somehow he has become obsessed with dr who without ever seeing an episode of the show, he's only 5!!
He has loads of dr who figures and so have many of his friends so I knew the tardis cake would go down a treat. This particular cake suggests that it serves between 16 and 18 people but I easily got 30 cuts from it which was more than enough to go round. The kids all seemed to love the cake but I have to admit I sneaked a little piece for myself and although the cake inside was ok the thick outer icing was awful.
HOW DOES IT LOOK
Well the cake is designed as the very well known tardis from dr who it has one door open with the new dr who (David Tennant) standing in the doorway. It is a nice looking cake in bright blue icing with great care taken to get right all the fine detail of the tardis just right. It is rectangular in shape and that's about all I can say about it`s appearance.
WHATS IN IT
The cake is a moist sponge cake with raspberry jam and butter cream filling covered in thick (chewy) icing.
Sugar, Butter cream, Glucose Syrup, Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil, Raspberry Jam, Pasteurised Whole Egg, Water, Glucose Syrup, Emulsifiers, Skimmed Milk Powder, Modified Maize Starch, Stabiliser, Raising Agents, Flavouring, Acidity Regulator, Salt, Invert Sugar, Colours, Preservative, Dried Egg White, Dextrose, Whole Egg Powder.
HOW DOES IT TASTE
The sponge is very light and delicious and the raspberry jam very full flavoured, the butter cream is a bit too sweet for me but still does not make the cake unpleasant that is left to the thick somewhat chewy icing that covers this cake. Peel off the icing and the cake inside is lovely but the icing itself is not good at all, it is chewy and in my opinion far too thick it is also very, very sweet with no real other taste apart from the sweet sugary one. Take of the icing and I could easily have eaten about quarter of this cake but with the icing on, one small slice was too sickly for me. Definitely one for the kids!!
TO SUM UP
My final word on this product will be to tell you that although the icing put me off it personally I would still recommend it for kids parties as all the kids loved it and although the cake box suggests much fewer servings I got thirty from it. The cake cost me £8.68 from Asda so not too expensive either. If your kid is a fan of dr who then I am sure they will love this cake!
Thanks for reading!
Light sponge cake with a delicious raspberry jam and buttercream filling covered in soft icing and edible decorations.