Last week I got invited to what was potentially a career highlight. An evening surrounded by cake and Creme Eggs. Have you ever heard of anything so dreamy? The event was hosted by Cadbury Creme Eggs at their pop-up camp a stones throw from Old Street underground station. Across five weeks the Creme Egg Camp – complete with an enchanted forest (it truly is magical!), a campfire kitchen and a wooden tree house with a slide (!) – has seen it’s way through Creme Egg cookies, toasties, hot chocolate and fongoo: yes, that is melted Creme Egg. Try not to dribble on your laptop. This weekend is the final chance to venture into the chocolatey forest and feast on all manner of delights alongside cake goddess, Georgia Green of Georgia’s Cakes who has designed a gootastic chocolate extraordinaire especially for the occasion.
Tickets for the mouthwatering Creme Egg Camp are just £5 (with all proceeds donated to The Prince’s Trust) and include something from the chocolate laden menu and a drink, as well as a chance to make all your friends really jealous. It’s sold out online but there are walk ins available so if you’re hanging around the East End this weekend then try your chances!
HOW TO WOW YOUR FRIENDS WITH A CREME EGG CAKE THIS EASTER
Now, in the interest of total honest I will admit that this gorgeous cake was baked by the fabulous Georgia; I personally have an absolute melt down and curdle the mixture every time so this was a bit of a god send. Feel free to use your favourite cake recipe – to get the height, Georgia baked two cake tins worth and then halved them to sandwich them together and create the ultimate chocolate tower.
You will need:
- Dark chocolate broken into small chunks
- Double cream
- Chocolate butter cream
- Edible glitter spray (available from Lakeland, Amazon, supermarkets etc)
- More Creme Eggs than you can carry
- Optional extras: mini marshmallows, strawberries, nuts
- Spread the butter cream generously between the layers of cake and sandwich together – I chucked a few mini marshmallows between each layer too because I’m that crazy
- Using the back of a spoon, cover the sides of the cake in butter cream and then smooth by holding a palette knife vertically. It’s much easier if you can spin the cake rather than the knife if you’ve got a turn table of some variety
- Heat up the cream gently in the microwave or on the hob and then (off the heat) stir in the chunks of chocolate until you’ve got a dark, silky ganache like consistency
- From an overly dramatic height pour the ganache onto the top of the cake and then using the back of a spoon push it toward the edges so that it dribbles down the sides
- Halve creme eggs with a sharp knife and arrange them over the top of the cake
- Spray with a very sassy amount of edible glitter
- Finish with a very boastful Instagram post telling all your friends that you’re officially applying for the Great British Bake Off
This post is sponsored by Cadbury Creme Egg. All words and imagery are my own.