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Hellooo! I’m feeling slightly queasy today as it’s finally time to share this with you!
Last month, I had a SUPER exciting morning filming a video for Homesense and Sport Relief in my kitchen! An amazingly nice videographer came to my house, lit my kitchen with his amazing daylight light and was incredibly patient when I flubbed line after line!
In the video, I’m sharing my favourite baking hack – using disposable tin foil tins to bake layer cakes!
They’re what I use to bake my popular Rainbow Cake, and they just make the whole process so much easier, especially for beginnners…
Did you know it was pronounced Kylie? Brand new information to me!
If you like the pretty Orla Kiely apron I’m wearing in the video, you can get one at any HomeSense or TKMaxx stores – at least £5.25 from each apron sold goes to Sport Relief (and there are tea towels in the range too!).
What I REALLY hope is that you’ll be inspired to bake yourself proud and raise some money for Sport Relief! I’m holding a Bake Sale at my office on 18 March (so excited!) and I wrote a post with lots of tips and tricks on how to make the MOST money possible at your Bake Sale. Plus, you can download a Bake Sale tips pdf on the sport relief website, with poster templates and advice.
I’ve even held mini Bake Sales before where I’ve baked a cake and tell my workmates they have to pay £1 to eat some. Minimum effort, but you’ll still make a tenner to donate!
Why do I use disposable baking tins?
I love to use disposable ‘flan cases’, which you can find in Wilko, supermarkets, kitchen shops, or online, for lots of reasons! First, most people don’t have six cake pans lying around for when they want to make a cake with LOTS of layers, like a rainbow or ombre cake.
Second, these tin foil cases are great for beginners, since if your cake gets stuck, it’s easy to cut the sides of your tin and get a spatula under the cake, lifting it out without breaking it.
Third, even though they are disposable, these tins can actually be washed and re-used many times, which make them super economical (the ones I buy are £1 for a pack of ten, from Wilko).
Finally, these baking tins also come in all shapes and sizes, and they’re awesome for using when you want to gift a bake! For example, a tray of brownies, rocky road or fudge! Just make it in a tin foil tin and wrap it up and give it to the lucky person. 🙂
Make your own Rainbow Cake!
Making a Rainbow Cake is simple, I promise! My recipe is a delicious Victoria Sponge batter, which we colour with vibrant gel food colouring, bake, and sandwich with yummy cream cheese frosting. Soooo good!
You can use this same method to make a Pastel Rainbow Cake, or even an ombre cake! (layers of green for St Patrick’s anyone?).
I PROMISE you CAN make a Rainbow Cake, loads of the people who’ve made them successfully are people who aren’t even bakers normally! If you get stuck, tweet me for help.