Friday, 17 June 2011

Cake Toppings!

I'm always on the outlook for new things to try and yesterday I popped into Marks and Spencers simply food and headed for the baking section first which I love for the cocoa powder and natural icing sugar both of which are organic and well priced, they now have a new section that is called terribly clever its a range of products that give you the main ingredients in a jar/bottle and then you add a fresh ingredient to them to complete the recipe.

I picked up a jar of butterscotch mousse starter and read the label I couldn't see how it could be turned into mousse as to me mousse is always aerated and fluffy but it did give me an idea as the instructions are clearly labelled on the side of the jar, I thought what if I were to add less double cream to it make it thicker and the flavour more condensed and it would work as a topping for cakes.

I tried this yesterday and this is the result it achieved


I went back today and got more flavours.

If you do have a go at using them the way I did just make sure you store the cake in a cool place or eat it the same day as it has double cream in it and could easily go off in the warm weather.  They would also be excellent used in my cakewich.

I would also like to state that this is my own find and in no way have I been sent these for free or been bribed to write about them for a fee etc, I'm not advertising just wanted to pass on a useful tip I discovered.

1 comment:

At Anna's kitchen table said...

Great idea! I've not seen these! I'll have to keep my eyes open.