Each of the different types of chocolate comes wrapped in a different plastic wrapper so, even if you want to, you don’t have to eat them all at once. In this set there’s the hand decorated personalised bar, the bag of hand made buttons (white, milk and dark), 3 cluster cups and a large milk chocolate disc with white chocolate hearts. The set is £24.99 which is a lot for chocolates But this would make an absolutely stunning gift, as would many of the other sets.
I picked the boutique tin as I just loved the beautiful design – Even though all of the bar sets are supposed to be birthday related I was cheeky and asked for a wedding message and had our wedding date put on the bar; it seemed silly not to when we had no birthdays coming up but we were so close to a wedding! The tin is going to be beautiful for keeping some wedding keepsakes in.
I couldn’t decide what to do to full fill the challenge of baking with something from the tin but when I thought about it it became obvious. There were certain people who weren’t able to attend my hen do and I had promised them cake so it seemed obvious to use the bar in the baking as it’d be a nice way to celebrate our upcoming wedding. It’s been a Really long time since I’ve been able to bake a cake, with my health it’s hard standing up long enough but, thankfully, I now have my perching stool which helps. It’s still hard on my wrists, and hands but it’s nice to be able to bake from time to time.
I opted to make one of my old favourites, a vanilla and chocolate marble cake which I baked many times in the past which makes it easier to make now. It’s also a rather beautiful cake to make and people tend to be a little bit impressed by it even though it’s very easy to make.
Not quite so pretty, yet, but you get the idea – It’s really easy to just plop the different colours and swirl them from time to time.
As you can see the cake turned out to be somewhat wider than a loaf cake normally would. As I said, before, I’ve made this before but I must have always altered the recipe before to stop it from spreading quite so well – It’s thankful, really, that I was using silicone as it meant that it spread rather than spilling out over the top of a tin.
To ice the cake I made my absolute favourite, mars bar sauce, and add some butter to it to give it a shine – It goes beautifully on to a cake and takes stunning on absolutely anything you want to eat it with (I accidentally made too much and we used it as a sauce as well as an icing)
We, each, at a few squares of the chocolate bar along with a slice of cake and it was simply delicious, incredibly good quality chocolate. In fact all of the chocolates from the selection are delicious and make for an amazingly luxury special treat.
And the tin? Well it’ll house some of the left over table flowers as well as some other bits and bobs I think – I love it and am glad we have such a beautiful place to keep things from the wedding.
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