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Great Bloggers Bake Off 2014…

by Clare Mansell
Great Bloggers Bake Off 2014…

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Bake Off season is here again, which means the return of the Great Bloggers Bake Off! What a fantastic excuse to try baking one of the recipes from the programme.

I will be dipping in and out depending on other commitments, but I thought I’d start by taking part in week 1 and so I baked Mary Berry’s Cherry Cake.

Though I desperately wanted to go out and buy a Bundt tin just so I could make a perfect replica of the ring shaped cake on the show, I resisted, knowing full well that I probably use it once or twice and then leave it to collect dust, though Amazon did report they’d had a surge in sales! The good news is it still baked right through to the middle and didn’t suffer for being incorrectly shaped.

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The recipe is here on the BBC Website and I must say despite all the furrowed brows and stressing over even distribution of cherries during the technical challenge, I did find it very easy it is to make… and that is even after I forgot to coat my cherries in flour too!

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13 comments

Cat (Yellow Days) August 10, 2014 - 11:02 am

I love a nice cherry cake. Perfect for a mid-afternoon treat with a cuppa.

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Honest Mum August 10, 2014 - 5:59 pm

What a pretty cake! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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Kirsty Hijacked By Twins August 10, 2014 - 7:49 pm

This cake looks lovely, perfect as an afternoon treat 🙂 x

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Carie August 10, 2014 - 7:59 pm

Well yours looks beautiful and yummy – if it tastes half as good as it looks you’d be star baker for sure!

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Mummy Mishaps August 10, 2014 - 9:26 pm

i like that it is a square cake and not a bundt, makes it differnt to Mary’s. the rise is great and i can see so many cherries too. I bet it tasted lovely! thank you for joining in and i look forward to seeing you again soon x x

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bakearama August 11, 2014 - 9:58 am

Looks delicious! I got my bundt pan from Morrisons – it’s silicone but works just as well as any of the stainless steel ones – and was only a fiver!

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Clare Mansell August 11, 2014 - 10:05 am

If only we had a Morrisons nearby, because for £5 I could definitely splash out for a nicer shaped cake – bet they are doing a roaring trade!

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Polly Williams August 11, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Wow this looks great, so glad it worked without the ring dish- I’m always guilty of buying cake tins and only using them once!! Thanks for linking up #GBBOLinkUp xx

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Angela August 11, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Shame you don’t live closer, Clare, you could have borrowed one of my collection. I love Bundt tins! Your cherry cake looks lush!

I didn’t realise that people were baking along with GBBO! I’m going to drag Lucas into the kitchen tomorrow and make a swiss roll. Any old excuse for cake…

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Clare Mansell August 11, 2014 - 6:16 pm

I think the link closes on a Monday night, so you’d be better off waiting a day and baking whatever they do tomorrow night! 🙂

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TheL'sMum August 13, 2014 - 2:44 pm

Amazing, that looks gorgeous #GBBOLinkUp

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My Family Ties August 14, 2014 - 9:28 pm

That looks really gorgeous, just perfect! #GBBOLinkUp

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Jenna Richards August 16, 2014 - 11:59 am

Looks delicious!! 🙂 #GBBOLinkUp

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