“ Type: Breads/Cakes „
Ok, I'm afraid you may be in for a few of these birthday related reviews!
My daughter has just attended her final session of her beloved Rainbows (think Brownies, but for the younger ones!), and as it is her birthday on the 17th I allowed her to take a birthday cake in to eat at the finale party they were holding.
The cake I will now review is "High school musical celebration cake".
Most of you will be at least reasonably informed of the phenomenon that is HSM, my daughter, along with half of her year at school are all mad on it, so of course when choosing a cake it was always going to be the obvious choice.
The cake itself comes in a maroon/ red box with the main HSM characters around the plastic panel on the front of the box, through this panel you can see the cake.
Upon opening the some what flimsy cardboard box, the cake slides out quite easily as one of the end "flaps" just lifts up.
The cake is on a standard cake board and is around 30cm in width, this states the cake as a 12 portion cake, but we all know that is never the case!
The decoration is very vibrant in colour, in the centre there is a large picture of the whole HSM gang jumping off a stage, this is again off set with the standard maroon colouring as a base.
Over laying this picture are thick, red, swaged icing drapes. These fall to the bottom of the cake and due to the design are very thick, making this cake too sickly!
Across the top is again a thick swaged pelmet, and across this is a large brown plaque with the HSM logo imprinted on it.
The box states the easiest way of cutting this cake is with a sharp serrated edged knife, I think in fairness it would be difficult with any implement you decide to use.
The icing is not only thick but really sticky, once through this layer though the cake is really delicious.
The cake part is sponge and sandwiched together with butter cream and raspberry jam, the sponge is light and soft, with the centre being tasty but not too sweet.
The icing does not taste as you would expect it to either, I expected a traditional sweet icing taste, this icing tastes of fruit and has a slightly acrid and sickly taste to it, in fairness even my kids ended up peeling the icing off and just eating the cake inside!
I am not going to state the nutritional value for this cake as you will probably have gathered that there are none in this product! Its high in calories , fat and sugar... god job you only have one birthday a year!
The cake was purchased from Asda and cost me £6.79, there are around twenty different cakes available in the range, from HSM through to Thomas the tank engine.
Would I recommend........yes and no! It is a lovely centre piece to any party food table, it is detailed and for any HSM fan it would be a joy to have one at their party, unfortunately the icing spoilt it for me, too sweet and too sickly!
For more information on this and other products available in the range visit - www.lightbodycakes.com
Thanks for reading x
Lightbody creates and bakes cakes for all occasions.