Cake Preparations

With the weather typically wet and windy I decided it was a good time to pull out the Kenwood mixer and get it ready for cake making. Hopefully I’m up for 3 particularly important cakes this winter, with 2 birthdays included, so I had a look at the mixer. Last time we used it the foot had sheared off, causing the machine to flap about a bit. So it was time to re-glue……………

Broken foot
the foot

This is a lot harder than you might think; there was no glue in the house.

With a foot like this a thorough clean was neccessary and the sticky material of choice had to be pretty serious. Using prit stick or PVA glue wasn’t really enough and causes too much never-drying stickyness, giving a weak bond, so it was out with the duct tape………

duct tape

So I placed it on with two fingers. I also took the precaution of ensuring that the foot was placed correctly.

mended foot 1
mended foot 2

Following an upturning (no irons were used in this procedure), I’m ready for the first cakes of the season.


17 thoughts on “Cake Preparations”

  1. I just wish all women took their kitchen duties so seriously!! 😆 😆

    Can’t wait to see the finished products :yum: :yum: :yum:
    But no blowtorch used??

    In the first picure is that a lettuce on your shed bench???

  2. Don’t wait too long to start on your Christmas cakes! Our next door neighbour has been steeping fruit in alcohol for ours for ages 🙂

    And yes, she will be doing the assembly and baking of it too 🙂 🙂

    1. I’m afraid Christmas cake is the only cake that I can’t stand. Thankfully chocolate cake doesn’t have to be marinated at all and can be made in minutes when required. 😆

    1. I can now report that the cake was of thoroughly excellent quality; all the preparations were well worthwhile! :yum:
      It’s lucky Ian’s thinking ahead to winter skiing motivated Rachel so effectively. :good:

      I just hope that Ian’s ski preparations can reciprocate the replication and deliver the same level of success… :mrgreen:

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